As the summer temperatures rise, so does the interest in pool installation. Of the different types of pools available, the inground vinyl liner pool is often a popular choice due to its cost effectiveness and design flexibility. However, we understand that this process can leave potential pool owners with a pool full of questions. Metropolitan Pools would like to share a list of the most frequently asked questions about inground vinyl liner pool installations.
What is an Inground Vinyl Liner Pool?
An inground vinyl liner pool refers to a type of swimming pool where the pool’s interior surface is made from a specially made vinyl layer. This vinyl liner is custom fabricated to fit into the hole dug for the pool, resting on a bed of sand or other material, and held in place by the pool’s structural walls.
How Long Does it Take to Put in a Vinyl Pool Liner?
On average, the process can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks from the time the hole is dug. This includes time for permitting, excavation, pool installation, deck and landscaping completion. However, the exact timeline can vary based on the complexity of the design, weather conditions, and the contractor’s schedule.
How Long Should a Vinyl Liner Last?
With proper care and maintenance, a vinyl liner can last between 7 to 12 years before it needs to be replaced. Factors that can impact the lifespan include the quality of the liner, the balance of chemicals in your pool, and exposure to the sun.
How Much Does an Inground Vinyl Liner Pool Cost?
The cost of an inground vinyl liner pool can vary depending on size, location, custom features, and the type of liner selected. On average, the price range is between $20,000 to $50,000 for the pool installation. Additional costs can include landscaping, fencing, and decking.
How Hard is it to Install Your Own Inground Pool?
While it is technically possible for a handy homeowner to install their own vinyl liner pool, it is generally not recommended. The process involves professional excavation, plumbing, and potentially electrical work, which requires professional knowledge and equipment to accomplish safely and correctly.
What are the Pros of a Vinyl Liner Pool?
Inground vinyl liner pools are cost effective compared to concrete or fiberglass pools. They also offer a smooth surface, which is comfortable for swimmers. Additionally, vinyl liner pools come in a wide array of designs and can be easily customized to fit your yard and design preference.
What are the Cons of a Vinyl Liner Pool?
The one disadvantage is that the liner can be punctured by sharp objects, leading to leaks. Over time, the liner will also need to be replaced, which can be a major expense.
How Do I Maintain My Vinyl Liner Pool?
Regular maintenance includes keeping the water’s pH, alkalinity, and sanitizer levels balanced, removing debris from the pool, and regularly checking for and patching small leaks.
Vinyl Pool Installation, Repair, Maintenance & More in Sandusky, Lorain, Elyria, Medina, Parma, Mentor, Akron & Greater Cleveland, Ohio
Inground vinyl liner pools provide a flexible and cost effective solution for those looking to add a swimming pool to their property. Understanding the ins and outs of the installation process and ongoing maintenance can ensure your pool remains a haven for relaxation and enjoyment for many years. If you are considering installing an inground vinyl liner pool, contact Metropolitan Pools today!