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Why vinyl  ?

Vinyl-lined pools are the most common type of swimming pool, and for good reason. While fiberglass pools have their benefits, vinyl liners offer a number of advantages for the discerning pool buyer. If you’re considering installing an inground pool in your backyard, here are a few reasons a vinyl liner pool should be at the top of your list, including some common pros and cons

Vinyl Liner Pools Are the Most Cost-Effective Choice

Eco-Friendly Design

There are few types of pools to compare, vinyl-liner, fiberglass and concrete. While they all have their own advantages and disadvantages, vinyl liner pools are one of the most economical choices to choose from. With concrete being costly in both installation and maintenance, fiberglass ringing in second place over concrete, due to less labor to install pool and no need for resurfacing, vinyl-liners remain at the top. Although a replacement, and repair of the liner is a long term project, vinyl liner pools are overall the budget-friendly option. Like any pool, the ultimate cost will be factored in with walls, pumps, filtration systems, maintenance needs, type of pool water, and special features or permits. However, a vinyl liner pool is more customizable than its counterparts with shape, size, and color – making your pool fit your budget.

Vinyl Means Lower Maintenance

While all pools require a level of maintenance, vinyl lined pools don’t require as much as their concrete or fiberglass competitors. Vinyl is a nonporous surface, which means it requires less chemicals.  This smooth surface makes it difficult for contaminants such as algae to take hold and wreak havoc on the pool, and with proper pool care, can be prevented. These liners are extremely durable, and if well-maintained will last many years, but will need replacement or repair.  However, cost comparisons have included replacing a liner up to 6-7k less than other maintenance such as resurfacing a concrete pool during repairs.  In addition- Vinyl’s steel or polymer shell are less vulnerable to freezing/thawing cycles compared to concrete or fiberglass in those colder climate regions, which also can lower the long term costs of your decision.

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