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 called ‘Poolcrete’, 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 panels made of galvanized steel or polymer. 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. You will never have to repaint or re-plaster a vinyl pool. A vinyl liner makes all surfaces of your pool smooth. Because of the flexibility with the walls, a vinyl pool offers unlimited design options, sizes and shapes for your backyard. A vinyl pool is also 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.
As in all inground pools, a variety of features may be added to your vinyl pool including spas, waterfalls, decking, laminar jets, lighting effects and pool heaters.