Fibreglass pools are very popular. However, pool services in Packenham are noticing that vinyl liners are actually the more common product. If you are weighing the alternatives for a potential in-ground pool at your home, in this article, we will discuss some things to know about vinyl.
Benefits of vinyl liners
Vinyl is the most economical option over fibreglass or concrete. Concrete is expensive to install and maintain. The price of a fibreglass pool is more accessible, but there are high shipping charges. Repairs on a fibreglass pool can mount up quickly. At some point, the vinyl liner will need replacement but less so than the other two options.
The ultimate price of the pool will depend upon dimensions and shape, in-ground versus above-ground, equipment like pumps and filtration, care and maintenance, and whether it is salt water or traditional. You will also need to factor in the cost of construction permits, winter heating, and any custom features like automatic covers and tanning edges.
All pools require maintenance. That includes regular maintenance, preventive measures, and repairs or replacements. Vinyl pools are very durable. Its nonporous surface requires fewer chemicals, and its smooth surface is less likely to attract contaminants like algae. The cost of a new liner is significantly less than refinishing a concrete pool. Plus, the vinyl liner is less vulnerable to freeze and thaw cycles.
Under normal conditions and with regular maintenance, a vinyl pool liner will last up to ten years before replacement. The time will vary depending on the amount of sunlight, regular and irregular use and extraneous factors like storm damage.
Not everyone wants a simple rectangle with an aqua liner. Today’s technology allows almost any shape and configuration. They have a large variety of colour options, patterns and thicknesses. They can accommodate deeper-ended pools or incorporate special features like spill-over spas and tanning ledges.
Vinyl has a very smooth surface, unlike concrete that can cause cuts and scrapes. It also makes it easier to keep clean.
Gunite or concrete pool will take weeks to excavate, pour, construct and finish, and that is with favourable weather conditions. A vinyl pool can be completed within two or four weeks, depending on the shape and dimensions.
Just to recap a bit, vinyl-lined pools have a wide range of colours, styles and designs; can be customized; lowest upfront costs; quick installation. They will need to be replaced about every ten years and have a somewhat higher lifetime cost. They are more prone to algae growth so that they will take more time and effort in maintenance.
Contact Laughlin Pools for vinyl liners.
Now that you are familiar with the benefits of vinyl liners, you just need a trustworthy pool company to install them for you. Laughlin Pools offers pool liner installation that will look good for years to come and enhance the value of your home. Contact us for Pakenham pools services!