5 Fun Facts about Vinyl Liner Swimming Pools

Publication date : Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Thinking about installing a brand new swimming pool for your family to enjoy this summer? There’s a lot to know about swimming pools, including the very popular vinyl pools. A vinyl pool construction is a great option if you’re looking to install a pool quickly and cheaply. It can also survive various weather conditions without much maintenance, which is a great perk for Mississippi families.

As you entertain your options for swimming pools, here are five fun facts you should know about vinyl pools. 

1. Custom liners allow you to get any size or shape pool you want. 

Concrete swimming pools are often praised for their ability to be made in custom shapes and sizes, but vinyl pools aren’t far off. These pools are flexible in terms of shape, size and color. 

However, be prepared to spend more money on a custom liner, if that’s what you choose. 

Otherwise, you can go with an affordable pre-made vinyl liner that’s available in a standard shape and size. You still get great quality this way! 

2. Vinyl pools are the least expensive pool type, at least initially. 

Vinyl liner pools have the lowest initial cost compared to fiberglass and gunite pools. Per square foot, they give you the most swim room for the money. This is why we recommend these pools to our cost-conscious customers! 

On average, vinyl lined swimming pools cost between $20,000 and $40,000. Obviously, this varies based on many factors, including the size, depth and added features of the pool. This is about $10,000 to $20,000 less than fiberglass and gunite. 

3. You can get matching pool features for a fluid look. 

Gunite pools aren’t the only ones that allow for customization. Vinyl pools allow you to choose from benches, steps and other design elements. You can even match them to your liner for a seamless look! 

A few other decorative touches that are worth thinking about are: 

  • Custom pool lighting 
  • Water features 
  • Outdoor entertainment 
  • Tanning ledges 

4. You can patch most leaks, as long as you catch them early. 

Some people are worried about rips and tears, but proper maintenance will keep on top of these problems. If you find any leaks, you can repair them on your own using a patching glue. For larger tears, or anything else that is out of your scope, contact a pool professional to get things back to normal. 

5. It’s possible to prevent algae growth with regular maintenance. 

The smooth, non-porous surface of the liner does inhibit algae growth, but there are ways to prevent it from becoming a big problem. To prevent algae, keep up with your pool maintenance routine. If you need a helping hand, consider hiring a weekly pool maintenance company to help you out. 

Second, be sure to use the proper balance of chemicals, as well as the proper pool equipment. This will protect your liner from fading or accidental tears. Lastly, you’ll want to wipe down your pool on occasion, as the waterlines (mixture of dirt and grime) can form an unattractive ring around your pool when it dries.

If you want to learn more about installing a vinyl liner swimming pool, contact Paradise Pools today!


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!