Vinyl Swimming Pools
Vinyl Swimming Pools
A good alternative to polyester or concrete swimming pools are vinyl coated pools with a PVC fabric that protects, beautifies and prolongs the life of the pool. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of a vinyl swimming pool.
What are Vinyl Swimming Pools?
The pools are vinyl coated in its entirety as a skerm made of PVC or vinyl, also known as a liner. After excavation, the panels used to form the pool walls are embedded, and supported by a concrete base, followed by the application of vinyl.
Completely covered with vinyl, floor and walls of the pool therefore have a smooth surface, smooth and relatively easy to clean. Can be applied to inground and above ground swimming pools, 100% virgin vinyl is a material that has many advantages but also some disadvantages.
Vinyl Swimming Pools Advantages
- Vinyl is cheaper than traditional mosaics and tiles.
- The vinyl liner is made specifically to accommodate certain size and format, which means that it applies to virtually any type of pool.
- Available in a variety of motifs, colors and patterns that allow, simultaneously, the decor of the pool.
- Help to keep water temperature stable and comfortable.
- The vinyl protects the pool against water leakage and possible cracks (a result of continuous use and exposure to weather conditions).
- The vinyl fabric is subjected to special treatment that protects the pool against UV rays, chemicals, bacteria, fungi and algae.
- The pool pump needs to work between 5-7 hours per day less than a concrete pool which reduces energy costs.
- A vinyl swimming pool is recommended for regions with severe winter since they are easy to prepare for the colder months: just empty the pool and cover until spring.
- The vinyl liner is extremely durable and typically has a guaranteed 10-15 years.
- The thicker the vinyl liner, the tougher the pool becomes.
Vinyl Swimming Pools Disadvantages
- When compared with the pool in polyester, vinyl swimming pool requires a longer installation time - 1-3 weeks.
- The vinyl is more susceptible to use, ie it can be easily damaged or torn (toys, pets ...).
- If the vinyl break, must be repaired or replaced.
- The texture may appear slippery, which can compromise security in the pool.
- Maintenance much longer, requires about two or three hours a week.
- The joints or seams in vinyl are the areas most affected by the algae and require careful attention.
- The joints or seams of vinyl are fragile.
- The materials contained in the vinyl react with water and increase pH levels, which implies the need to use more chemicals in their maintenance.
- The pool pump needs to work between 5-7 hours per day, more than one pool in polyester, which increases energy costs.
- Installation of stairs and seating represent additional costs.
- The thicker the liner in vinyl, the more expensive it becomes the pool.
- The choice of a certain color and/or standard can raise the final price of the vinyl swimming pool.
- The price-quality ratio of a vinyl pool is average.