When shopping for a swimming pool, the best thing you can do is homework. You have a lot of options. They all come with pros and cons, and there is a ton of marketing spin out there that, either intentionally or not, can be misleading and inaccurate. There are 3 main types of swimming pools.
Swimming Pools fall into three general categories: fiberglass, vinyl and concrete, and you should do some research on each.
Next, consider the appropriate size. No pool is worse than too little or too much pool. You are obviously constrained by the size of your yard, but you should consider how much yard you’re willing to part with. Do you plan to entertain in the back yard? Do you want patio furniture? A deck? Who will use the pool the most? Adult lap swimmers require far more pool than kids.
It’s up to you to educate yourself and avoid mistakes when building a pool. Don’t focus solely on price, don’t put too much of a premium on warranties and don’t take the manufacturer’s word for granted. It’s your pool, your family, your yard — do your homework!