To build a swimming pool, you have a choice of materials. If you’re looking for fast, low-cost but high-quality installation, wooden pools and monocoque basins are the best options. Wooden pool or shell pool? This article will help you decide.

Why choose a wooden pool?

Wooden pools are among the most popular. However, it does have certain shortcomings that you should be aware of before building your pool.

The advantages of a wooden pool

What’s the best choice for a wood or shell pool? When asked this question, some will opt for wood. A noble material that’s quick and easy to install and maintain, wood is perfect for custom-built pools thanks to its lightness, flexibility in the event of structural deformation, good thermal insulation and natural resistance to the elements.

The disadvantages of a wooden pool

Wooden pool or shell pool? Others will prefer the second choice, because wood, especially exotic species, discolors over time and if you bury your wooden pool, it can rot.

Why are shell pools so popular?

Given its many benefits, the polyester shell pool is at the top of the trend, but it can have a few drawbacks.

The advantages of a shell pool

Wooden pool or shell pool, what’s your opinion? The shell pool is very quick to install. Maintenance and servicing are easy and less expensive. It comes in a variety of attractive shapes and designs.

The disadvantages of a shell pool

Transporting a shell pool can be complicated, and requires easy access. There is a risk of cracking due to ground movement, and volumes and dimensions may be limited.

Legislation governing shell and wood pools

Wooden or shell pools require planning permission for certain dimensions. If this is not the case, a prior declaration must be requested from your local council.

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