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Things to Know Before Installing a Vinyl Pool

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How about putting in a backyard pool? Whether you’re considering an in-ground pool or one made of the more standard vinyl, you need to know a few things. A vinyl pool is the quickest and easiest pool-building option. This pool design is more resilient and requires less maintenance in a wide range of climates. Vinyl pools are easier to damage than fiberglass or concrete and have their own problems. 

Things to Know Before Installing a Vinyl Pool

The walls of an older vinyl pool may collapse in an unexpected event. It could be due to allowing the water level in the pool to drop dangerously low or draining the pool. However, a collapsed pool wall will likely be the most expensive repair you’ll need if you go for a vinyl pool.

Before you dive headfirst into setting up a vinyl pool, there are a few things you need to know.

Floating and wrinkles 

Wrinkles in vinyl pools are widespread and can be challenging to fix. These creases will not only detract from your pool’s aesthetic value but also serve as algae magnets, making regular cleaning a chore. Pool liner wrinkles are typically caused by improper pool chemistry or vinyl liners that float. Before you go and put this type of pool in your outdoor space, consider this.

Your pool’s vinyl liner will float if the groundwater level is particularly high. When it returns, the liner will be wrinkled, stretched, and out of place. Inadequate water balance in the pool will cause the liner to absorb water, distorting its shape and creating wrinkles. However, despite your best efforts, wrinkles will most likely appear as time passes.

Damage because of low pH levels

Some things that could lower the pH of the pool water are rain, leaves, too much chlorine, and other debris.

Water with a persistently low pH is acidic and will deteriorate a liner. Liners for pools with high acid levels might lose their color, become fragile, and eventually collapse.

When the pH of a pool drops below 7.0, corrosion of the liner begins. Whether your pool is made of vinyl or not, the ideal pH range is still 7.2 to 7.6, as you probably already know.

Unanticipated appearance

The majority of vinyl pools do not compare favorably in appearance to their more expensive concrete or fiberglass counterparts. Pool owners often complain that plastic steps, coping, and liners give their pools an unattractive “plastic” appearance. These are, however, disposables that need frequent replacement. The pool’s visual appeal may suffer as a result. Fading liners from exposure to chemicals or sunlight is another factor that can make your vinyl pool appear older. Take this into consideration before committing to this type of pool.

Vinyl pools wear out the fastest and add the least to the resale value of your home compared to other inground pool materials. If you want your in-ground pool to add value to your home, think about making it out of concrete or fiberglass.

Unreliable warranties

Damage to your vinyl pool liner is something you’re probably well aware of. Nonetheless, you should know that the warranty’s terms and conditions may not include payment for the cost of parts or labor. The problem is that these pools typically only come with a short warranty. In addition, they may not pay for the majority of the vinyl’s maintenance. You will have to foot the bill for most of the necessary repairs. This is something to think about before installing this type of pool.

Things to Know Before Installing a Vinyl Pool

Not pet-friendly

The claws of pets can scratch the surface of a vinyl pool, ruining its overall appearance. Do you know that sharp objects like pool furniture, claws, and even toenails may rip the vinyl surface of a pool?

A pool cover reel is essential if your pet spends the day romping around your home and outdoor space. You may use it to easily open and close your pool, meaning that you won’t be able to scratch up your vinyl pool.

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Compared to other types of pools, such as fiberglass or concrete, vinyl liner pools are the most do-it-yourself-friendly option. But installing a vinyl pool is more complicated than it looks. A pool requires a lot of expensive machinery to build. Do-it-yourself construction is an option only if you have previous pool construction experience.

To build a pool properly, you need a professional familiar with the process. They are also prepared to handle any issues that may arise during the pool’s construction. Do your homework before attempting a do-it-yourself vinyl pool. Do you want to learn more about installing this type of pool? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

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