Choosing the right pool for you

Vinyl Liner Pool

A vinyl liner pool has a custom-made sheet of vinyl between the water and the pool structure. Vinyl liners typically lock their top edge, called a bead, into a track located on the bottom of the coping, which is at deck level. Underneath the liner is a cement-like floor, specified in dimension to the "cut" of the liner that is to be used. The floors come up to meet the walls, which are commonly 3 ft by 8 ft panels made of galvanized steel or thermoplastic. These walls are supported from behind so that they won't bow out against the weight of the water. All of the wall panels are secured together to make up the perimeter shape of the swimming pool.

There are many advantages to installing a vinyl liner pool. Vinyl pools are very flexible and cannot crack like a concrete pool. A vinyl liner makes all surfaces of your pool smooth. Because of the flexibility with the steel walls, a vinyl pool offers many design options, sizes, and shapes for your backyard. A vinyl pool may be less expensive than a fiberglass pool or concrete pool.

Vinyl liners are not limited in colors and patterns as they used to be. Over time, changing the liner will dramatically improve the visual effect of your pool. The cost of the liner will depend on its shape, size, thickness, and pattern choice.

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