An inground pool can be a great choice for many reasons, starting with your physical and mental health. You can look forward to an easily available source of exercise, relaxation, and fun. It’s also more attractive, adding to the aesthetics (and value) of your home. It can create the perfect backyard environment, providing recreation, relaxation, and a social center for your family and friends. An inground pool gives you so many more choices for size, shape, depth, and other features like slides, diving boards, steps, and more. An inground pool is also built to last, and able to easily handle time, use, and adverse weather. 

Material Types

Inground pools can be made using three primary material types: vinyl, fiberglass, and concrete. There are similarities and differences between them, including cost. 

Vinyl Pools

A vinyl (or vinyl-lined) pool is made up of a custom-designed steel wall, with a vinyl liner covering the inside of the structure. Contemporary vinyl is extremely durable, and provides a number of benefits. This most common type of swimming pool, is very cost effective, lower maintenance, provides almost limitless design options, is more quickly installed, and provides an enjoyable swimming experience, as it is smooth to the touch. 

Fiberglass Pools

Fiberglass pools have become very popular, and by taking advantage of new manufacturing technologies, offer hundreds of styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from. A modern fiberglass pool is easy to maintain, lasts for decades if cared for properly, and looks as good as any custom pool.

Concrete Pools

Concrete inground pools give you the most flexibility when it comes to custom shapes and sizes. If you can imagine a shape, you can build it in concrete as long as it will hold water. Smooth transitions between different shapes and depths, unique features, and customizable surfaces are all yours to decide. Concrete pools are also very durable and attractive. 

Pool Installation Process

There are many factors to consider when building a pool, and a good contractor like ACME can make it easier and more stress-free. We’ll help you consider how your pool can blend beautifully with your landscaping, which type of pool, features, and lighting will work best for you, which circulation and filtration systems will meet your needs, and we’ll balance all your wants and needs with your budget, schedule, and ability to maintain your pool. We’re also experienced at navigating local zoning laws, so you won’t have to. What will installation include? Use the following as a guide for what to expect. 

Property Visit

After our initial conversation, we’ll start by visiting your property. There we can assess your available area, landscaping, and facilities, as well as any limitations to consider. We’ll discuss all our options with you.

Pool Layout and Design

After evaluating your yard and landscape, we’ll present you with pool layout and design options that will fit your property. We can help you choose between the different styles and designs, and how they would fit your available land—and your budget. 


Once your pool is designed and all the features chosen, work can begin by digging to your pool’s specifications. Our crews consider how best to access your pool area, and will work safely within your property, minimizing impact on the rest of your yard, and quickly creating the space for your pool. 


Once the pool and its walls are installed in the space, we install all the electrical and plumbing features according to our plan, and backfill to fill in the remaining space around the pool itself. 

Exterior Finish

Once the pool area is filled back in, we can build out the features that make your pool usable: the concrete, decking, tile, and other supporting structures that allow you to walk around, jump from, and sit near your pool. Structural strength and aesthetics are balanced to give you an attractive, practical and safe area around your pool. 

Interior Finish

Next, the interior of your pool is finished. If concrete is used, the finished surface is created, with a strong, smooth structure. The interior is sealed and readied for eventual filling. 


Finally, the last step before filling is finishing the surrounding landscaping to your taste. Our experienced landscapers provide a gorgeous, relaxing, and safe environment for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy, with features that complement the size, shape, and colors of your pool and decking, as well as the yard around your pool area. 

Popular Shapes & Sizes

The shape you choose for your pool will depend on your pool size, material choice, landscaping, and features. Start by choosing from our most popular shapes.

Celebrity - Vinyl Pool

The Celebrity blends the functionality of a traditional lap pool with the sleek styling of a freeform. It’s a great choice when you want to make your backyard swimming pool the fun place to be.


  • 16 x 28
  • 16 x 32
  • 20 x 36

Odyssey - Vinyl Pool

Free-flowing design with unpredictable radius bends and curves give this freeform pool a beautiful humpback design that’s just perfect for a vinyl over tanning ledge or bench feature. 


  • 14 x 28
  • 16 x 32
  • 17 x 36
  • 20 x 40

Grecian - Vinyl Pool

The stunning shape of the Grecian series will fulfill all your poolside fantasies. Fluid lines and beveled corners highlight the Grecian’s contemporary design, and suggest luxury with all the amenities for the good life. This design allows several options for walk-in stair locations in both the 6- and 8-foot widths.


  • 15 x 29
  • 17 x 33
  • 17 x 37
  • 18 x 37
  • 20 x 36
  • 20 x 40
  • 17 x 39 Lazy L – Left or Right
  • 20 x 44 Lazy L – Left or Right

Liberty - Vinyl Pool

Escape to your oasis and let the tides of this freeform design ebb and flow through your senses. This organic design is an ode to relaxation. 


  • 15 x 26
  • 16 x 28
  • 19 x 31
  • 19 x 40

Kidney - Fiberglass Pool

The classic Kidney series is the ideal pool to add a touch of sophistication to your home. Its aesthetic artistry is backed up by engineering excellence. Its unitized panel construction gives an exact matching radius to each section. Choose between 14-foot wide inside radius stairs or 8-foot-wide one-piece Step-N-Rest.


  • 15 x 26
  • 16 x 30
  • 16 x 33
  • 18 x 36
  • 20 x 38

Available Left or Right

Lagoon - Fiberglass Pool

The free-form Lagoon transports you to an exotic tropical vacation right in your own backyard. Formerly a popular custom pool, this now standard shape lets you transform your home into a beautiful waterfront property. You can specify options like inside radius 12-foot built-in stairs or 8-foot-wide one-piece Step-N-Rest, creating a pool that is uniquely yours.


  • 16 x 14 x 25
  • 18 x 37 x 29
  • 20 x 42 x 31

Available Left or Right

Oval - Fiberglass Pool

With a busy schedule and daily commitments, it’s more and more difficult to find time to do the things that you really enjoy, like spending time with your kids, having a pool party with your closest friends, or basking in the sun on a quiet Sunday. Unitized radius panels, coupled with 2.35-ounce galvanized steel, make this construction style formidable and durable. The optional 8-foot-wide one-piece Step-N-Rest provides safety and easy entry.


  • 16 x 32
  • 18 x 36
  • 20 x 4

Rectangle - Fiberglass Pool

This masterpiece of contemporary design, with its classical lines and elegant shape, will invite you to enjoy endless hours of free-spirited swimming, luxurious sunbathing, and sumptuous entertaining. This pool features several corner radius options, and is the only pool with our triple-option widths for walk-in stairs. Traditional 6- or 8-foot wide stairs are also available, as well as extra wide 12-foot built-in stairs. Consider full-length stairs for the ultimate lounging area!


  • 12 x 24
  • 14 x 28
  • 16 x 32
  •  18 x 36
  • 20 x 40
  • 16 x 38 x 24 90 degree L
  • 18 x 45 Lazy L


  • 16 x 32
  • 18 x 36
  • 20 x 40


  • 12 x 24
  • 14 x 28
  • 16 x 32
  • 16 x 36
  • 18 x 36
  • 20 x 40
  • 16 x 37 x 24 90 degree L
  • 18 x 37 x 26 90 degree L
  • 20 x 43 x 28 90 degree L
  • 18 x 43 Lazy L

Fiberglass Color Options

Choose from a beautiful variety of colors to match your aesthetic, backyard theme, and taste. 

Sapphire Blue
Ocean Blue
Night Sky
Shale Grey
Coastal Bronze
Pearl White

Glass Tile Options

Want to accent with glass tiles? You also have a great selection of colors and patterns to complement your pool.

Water Lilies
Port Royal

Request a Free Estimate

A project this large means choosing your installation partner is extremely important. Your inground pool will require an experienced team to consider all the factors of your project, making sure you have a stress-free experience, a smooth installation, and the pool you’ve always dreamed of. Get started on creating your backyard oasis by requesting a free estimate from ACME Pools. 


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