Vinyl Liner Pools – The Most Affordable Inground Pool Option
Perhaps you are thinking of installing a swimming pool, but you are perplexed by the various options. Your choices include above-ground, in-ground, concrete wall, vinyl liner, and fiberglass, not to mention fresh water and salt water. One option you should definitely consider is a vinyl liner pool.
What is a vinyl liner pool?
A vinyl liner pool is an in-ground pool that uses a vinyl liner for the walls and floor. The installation crew excavates a properly shaped hole in the ground and assembles walls, which can be made out of a variety of materials, including wood, metal, plastic, or composite materials. The bottom of the pool is usually filled with sand, sometimes combined with a material that provides firmness, such as vermiculite. Once installed, vinyl liner pools have the same basic look as other pools.
What makes it unique?
Vinyl liner pools are unique in that the liner is flexible and, unlike concrete and fiberglass pools, will not crack when the ground under and around it expands and contracts due to freezing and thawing. Vinyl liner pools come in a variety of shapes and colors, making it easy to achieve a gorgeous pool that fits into your landscaping plan. Many people think that a vinyl liner pool is easier to maintain.
What are the benefits of a vinyl liner pool?
One of the main benefits of a vinyl liner pool is the low initial cost. Vinyl liner pools can be constructed for a fraction of the cost of concrete pools, but are very durable and can last for decades. Unlike concrete, which tends to have a rough texture, vinyl feels good to the skin and won’t scuff up toes. Liners are available with non-slip textures, and because the liners are non-porous, they are less likely to promote the growth of algae. Another benefit of vinyl pools is that they can be installed more quickly than concrete pools.
What sizes, shapes, finishes, and colors are available?
You can get just about any size and shape that you want in a vinyl pool, including oval, rectangular, or kidney shaped. Deep pools are available for diving, as well as lap pools for exercising. Need an odd-shaped pool to fit into your landscape? You can get it with vinyl. Liners come in a variety of patterns and colors that allows you to achieve the look and feel that you want. Solid colors are available as well as textured patterns that can simulate swirls of plaster, the look of tile, or more earthen elements, such as pebbles or sand. A liner with a solid color bottom and sides, sporting a tile pattern around the top, looks very much like a concrete pool adorned with ceramic tile. You can even get playful and install fun liners with fish and other sea creatures.
Having your own pool can be a very enjoyable experience if you choose the one that is best for you. We hope that this information will assist you in making that choice.