Vinyl liners have been around for a long time, which means there have been substantial advancements in technology since it’s introduction. Vinyl liners initial costs are relatively cheap and can be formed into almost any shape. They are also non-porous, which means they have a smooth feel while also making it harder for algae to build up. Vinyl liners are expected to last for about 7-10 years before needing to be replaced, but once they are replaced the pool will look brand new again.
Some disadvantages to vinyl are like it’s advantages, vinyl liners needing to be replaced every 7-10 years can mean that over the lifetime of the pool you may need to replace the liners 5-6 times. The chemical balance of the pool is also important to pay attention to as it can cause the vinyl liner to fade if not correct. Vinyl liners are also not durable, and they can be damaged by something as little as children’s toys that are not meant for the pool. These leaks can cause the panels underneath the vinyl liner to begin to corrode if not caught quickly. The main drawback for vinyl pools is that they simply are not as aesthetically pleasing as fiberglass or gunite pools.
|Advancements in Technology|
|Replace Liner for a “New Pool”|
|Less Algae Build-Up|
|Low Initial Costs|
|+5-6 Liner Replacements Over Pools Lifetime|
|Chemical Balance Sensitivity|
|Not Very Durable|
|Water leaks can corrode panels underneath liner|
|Not as aesthetically pleasing|