So, you have decided to pull the trigger and look into building your dream pool. Each type of in-ground swimming pool has their own set of cost vs. benefits. Concrete pools are no exception. There are specific problems with concrete pools that may not be well known. The fact of the matter is that you should know the potential drawbacks prior to starting any construction. If you currently own a concrete pool you can find swimming pool repair in North Haledon, NJ at Alpa Pools and Spas.

Pouring a concrete pool takes time, and a lot of time! If you want your pool up and running in a short amount of time, you are out of luck with concrete. Typically it takes 8-10 weeks to complete a concrete pool. Weather may also be a variable during construction of your concrete pool. Your new pool will also have to pass personal and professional inspections. Make sure that your initial contract has a time allotment written into it.

Saltwater pools are gaining in popularity throughout the United States, and if you are looking to install a saltwater pool system-do not choose a concrete pool. It is a little known fact that salt and concrete do not go well together. Saltwater will increase wear on a concrete pool surface at a much faster rate. If you do choose a concrete pool with a salt water filtration system, just be aware that you will have to resurface your pool much sooner than you would like.

Concrete pools will require much more maintenance than other pool materials. Concrete is quite porous, has more surface area, and has a alkaline bleed from the construction process. The chemical imbalance from the alkaline bleed and the porous nature of the surface means that more chemicals will be needed to obtain optimum pH balance.