Pool Construction Part One: Concrete Decisions explained the construction process and the benefits of concrete pools. Pool Construction Part Two: The Fibers of Fiberglass explained the construction process and the benefits of fiberglass pools. The final pool option open for discussion is making a pool from a vinyl liner.
Vinyl is a low-cost, thin plastic material. It is recyclable and mostly made of renewable resources. When vinyl liner pool construction begins, your land will first be excavated. A frame made from steel or polymer is created along the walls, and a bed of sand or concrete will be placed at the bottom of the pool hole. Finally, the liner is spread over the interior bedding and frame and attached over the top. Options for real ceramic tile at the top of the liner can also be added to increase aesthetic appeal.
Why would someone want a vinyl pool?
- Lowest initial cost. Pools made from vinyl liners have the lowest start-up cost; however, they will need to be replaced every 7-15 years.
- Customizable. Vinyl liner pools can be constructed to fit the size and shape of your dream pool. Waterfalls and in-pool barstools can also be incorporated into your theme.
- Smooth and non-porous. Vinyl liners are smooth to the touch. Their non-porous surface also inhibits the growth of algae.
- Endless patterns and colors. A vinyl liner can be manufactured with various themes, color schemes, and patterns. The bottom of your pool can be made with one design, while the sides take on a different appearance.
- Flexible for changing seasons. The vinyl is a flexible material that will withstand various temperature changes. Vinyl pools can be easily winterized during the colder months of November through March.
Be sure to discuss all of the pros and cons of owning a vinyl liner pool in North Carolina with us at Lake Norman Signature Pools & Patios.