Different Types of Swimming Pools and their Construction and Usage


Swimming pools encourage thoughts of relaxation, luxury, healing, and enjoyment. Pools come in a variety of shapes, styles, linings, and support a variety of industries. The basic components of a classic pool include a pump, basin, water filter, chemical feeder, drains, return, and plumbing to transport water.

Basin structure can determine what type of flooring is involved. For instance above ground pools are the easiest and cheapest to install. They are comprised of galvanized steel walls, coated in vinyl and can hold up to 200,000 pounds of water. These models are typically prefabricated and easy to install.

In ground pools include fiberglass pools, vinyl-lined pools, and gunite pools. Most of these pools need a construction crew or specialized company to install them. A fiberglass pool is a molded basin shape that is surrounded by a deck made of concrete. Vinyl-lined pools have sand layers along the bottom, and need to be replaced every 10 years, because they are not as durable. Gunite pools are the most popular, have a mixture of cement and sand around a rebar structure, and use a plaster finish for lining.

Public swimming pools include heated indoor pools, outdoor pools, and indoor-outdoor pools.  These pools are usually chlorinated, have the ability to be heated, and contain a deep to shallow gradient.

Swim spas, or exercise pools are also great, known for their resistance swimming. Swimming is one of the best exercises that you can do for your body, because it works pretty much every muscle in your body. You can do other exercises in an exercise pool, including jogging, water toning, and water yoga.

Regardless of what type of swimming pool we are talking about, it is critical that the chemicals stay balanced. If the balance of the chemicals is not good, it can spoil the water, which can irritate your skin and your eyes. For that reason, swimming pools need to be disinfected every day and treated with different chemicals.


SA Series
Packaged Chillers
(integrated pump tank)
1.5Ton – 20Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
Single / Dual Pumps
SAE Series
Modular Chillers
(pump & tank on
separate skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
SAR Series
Split Chillers
(Outdoor Condensing Unit)
(pump, tank, evaporator on
indoor skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits