How to Choose Between Pool Styles

If you are in the position of thinking about what kind of swimming pool to have installed in your back garden, then you are in a great position!

Being able to enjoy the benefits of a private pool is one of the best home luxuries a person can enjoy, and depending on your budget, the world is your oyster when it comes to designs and concepts.

Here at Ideal Pools, our pool builders on the Gold Coast are dedicated to helping each and every client make their swimming pool dreams come true.

Most people only get one chance at choosing a pool style, so you want to make sure that you do it right the first time around!

Here is some vital information about how to choose between different pool styles.

In Ground vs. Above Ground

The choice between installing an in ground pool versus an above ground pool is usually one of budget and space.

In ground pools usually require less room to install, whilst above ground pools take up more space but are also generally less expensive and will not last as long.

We only offer the highest quality in ground concrete pools because we know that their quality and style will stand the test of time.


The core material used to make your pool is another big decision to make. The three most common are concrete, vinyl and fibreglass.

Concrete pools are the most expensive but most durable option, while vinyl pools require liner to be placed in a pre-prepared hole, and fibreglass pools are installed pre-made.


Do you want circular? Square? Something much more inventive and custom?

The design shape that you have in mind for you pool will have a big impact on the in ground/ above ground and material choice.

The bigger and more customised, the more likely it is that you will have to purchase an in ground pool.

So, if you are considering an in ground, custom concrete pool, or if you want to explore a possibility that isn’t even listed, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

A member of our experienced, professional team will always be ready to help you with whatever you might need, whether it is a small piece of advice or setting up a meeting.

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