3 Problems with Vinyl Pools and Their Solutions
Publication date : Friday, September 15th, 2017
Vinyl pools are some of the most popular because they cost less to install, offer the best value per square foot and are customizable. There are some drawbacks to these pools, though no pool is perfect. Fortunately, you can work through most of these hurdles and get more enjoyment from your investment.
Here are three common problems with vinyl swimming pools and their solutions.
1. Liner Longevity
One of the biggest complaints about vinyl swimming pools is having to replace the liners. On average, pool liners last for 8-12 years and cost several thousand dollars or more to replace. While you can’t get away from this entirely, there are steps you can take to increase the lifespan of your liner. This includes managing your pool chemistry, using a salt system or non-chlorine system and having the liner properly installed.
2. Unattractive Steps and Benches
One of the appeals to concrete and fiberglass pools is the built-in water features that can be added, such as steps, fountains and benches. This isn’t the case with vinyl liners that are known for their more obvious plastic stairs and seating.
Luckily, more pool builders are using new techniques to make steps and benches appear more integrated. It does cost more money, but it’s well worth it. At Paradise Pools, our installations are versatile and include features such as stools, benches, tanning ledges and swim-outs. We can make your pool look like a million dollars!
3. Wood or Metal Walls
Originally, vinyl liner pools were made with wood walls. It’s not surprising that wood was not a long-term solution! Builders began replacing wood with galvanized steel that was much stronger than wood. As strong as steel panels are, they can oxidize in the ground, especially with salt water pools.
Fortunately, more builders are shifting over to polymer wall panels because they will not oxidize, are unaffected by salt and have a long lifespan. Paradise Pools does not use wood or steel for our vinyl pool installations. We only use the strongest polymer walls on the market today.
For more information on vinyl pool liners, call Paradise Pools. We have high-quality vinyl liners and budget-friendly options coupled with the best service around!
5 Things to Love About Vinyl Pool Liners
Publication date : Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Paradise Pools installs vinyl, fiberglass and gunite swimming pools. Today we want to talk about the benefits of vinyl swimming pools and why they are our most popular type of installation. If you have additional questions about vinyl pool construction and how it can benefit your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are happy to provide you with a custom quote that keeps your needs and budget in mind!
Below are five things to love about vinyl pool construction and why it might make a great fit for you, too!
1. Vinyl liners give you the best value for your money.
Of the three types of liners we install, vinyl is the most economical. They have the lowest initial cost, ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 less than fiberglass and gunite. You get more swim room per square foot, and maintenance and repairs are less than other types of pools. If you need to stick to a budget, we highly recommend a vinyl pool.
2. Vinyl swimming pools can be customized to your liking.
Vinyl liners have endless customization options. There are very few limitations in terms of size, width and depth, so you can tackle any design you want! Standard shapes and sizes are what you will choose from first, and then you can go ahead making customizations if you choose.
3. Vinyl liners require little maintenance.
No pool is completely maintenance free, but vinyl pool liners are close! Since the surface is nonporous, the risk of algae growth is much lower. There are also less sanitizing chemicals needed because the pool stays cleaner. These types of liners wear gracefully so you can enjoy a nice looking pool for years to come!
4. Vinyl pools have smooth bottoms for comfortable swimming.
Unlike other types of pool bottoms, vinyl is smooth to the touch. This leaves a comfortable environment for swimmers, which especially comes in handy if you want customizable options like benches, steps and swim outs.
5. Vinyl swimming liners can be easily repaired or replaced.
Vinyl liners do need to be replaced every 7-10 years, on average. Though this is a drawback to these liners, don’t let that hold you back. A replacment costs between $2,500 and $4,000 and only takes about 2 days. If any leaks or holes are detected before that, they can be replaced in about 5-10 minutes using a repair kit.
Still have questions? Give Paradise Pools a call and we’ll be happy to provide you with additional information.