Why a vinyl liner pool
Pool components are manufactured in a controlled environment and have long warranties.
Easy and least expensive to repair as pool consists of components. If liner tears it can easily be fixed in most cases.
When the liner needs to be replaced the cost is a lot less than resurfacing of other types of pools.
Can be custom designed to any shape and size and in many cases can be made to look like a concrete pool at big savings.
Some standard shapes like L-shapes provide a combination of large diving and shallow play areas.
Great selection of liner designs and color choices.
Smooth surface is easy to clean and maintain and is skin friendly. Quality structures are self supporting.
What is a vinyl liner pool - A brief history
All in-ground pools have this in common: They must have some sort of watertight surface installed over the pool structure in order to hold water. Concrete pools use various types of watertight grout, fiberglass pools use a gelcoat and vinyl line pools use a vinyl liner. Underneath the vinyl liner there is an engineered structure to support the great pressure and weight of thousands of gallons of water, and to protect the pool from caving in from the ground forces pushing in. It’s because of these different types of structures that vinyl liner pools vary in cost, longevity and strength.
Wood to metals to composites
About forty to fifty years ago many liner pools were being built using various types of wood walls and sand bottoms. In the seventies and eighties, most pools were made out of galvanized steel and vermiculite or sand cement grout bottoms. Steel walls were easy and economical to manufacture and were strong and easy to install, but inherently would eventually rust and sometimes disintegrate, especially in areas with acidic ground and high water tables. Eventually the industry started looking into non corrosive pool systems like polymers and fiberglass. Fiberglass walls were the first non corrosive pool walls because they could be manufactured without a huge investment in expensive machinery and molds. As demand for in-ground pools increased and technology advanced, more and more manufacturers invested in the expensive machinery and equipment required to produce polymer and composite pool walls and bracing. This brought prices more in line with steel pools and as a result have, at least in our area, become the most popular pool systems.
Designs and shapes
Initially shapes were limited to rectangles, Various L-shapes, Grecians and some simple radius pools like ovals and kidneys. As computer technology became more prevalent in the industry, custom designing a liner pool became easier and less expensive. We can now design and build almost anything you can imagine, something that used to be exclusive only to concrete pools.
When it comes to liner pools, we only sell and install non corrosive polymer or composite systems. Our area's ground conditions and the proliferation of salt water pools are detrimental to a steel structure, even if it is galvanized.