How are Vinyl Liner Pools Built?

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Vinyl pools are great if you’re looking for something that is affordable, and quick to install. When weighing your options, it’s important to note that vinyl pools are one of the most effective inground pools that you can install. Another major perk is the flexibility they allow. You can work with a professional to design your dream oasis with whichever size and shape you would like.

When building a vinyl pool, it’s best to call in an expert that can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. In this article, we’ll dive into what types of materials are needed for vinyl liner pools, as well as the building process.

What wall materials are used when building a vinyl pool?

A vinyl liner swimming pool can be built using a variety of different wall materials. Among them are wood, steel, and polymer.

  1. Wood

    The only reason wood-walled pools exist at all is to allow inground pools to be as cheap as possible. A wood pool cannot be buried. In nature, wood rots or decays when it is buried. This method isn’t used commonly and should only be considered out of necessity.

  2. Steel

    The walls of a steel pool can provide structural strength and can be very strong. Steel pools are best used in arid climates. As soon as a liner is replaced, the walls rust quickly, causing damage to the liner and resulting in additional maintenance.

  3. Polymer

    Polymer walls are completely non-corrosive. Nothing will corrode or rot them. Due to the resins and raw materials in polymer panels, they are often almost as strong as steel. Even if you use ever-more popular salt systems, which are known for accelerating corrosion, they won’t dent or corrode.

How to build a vinyl pool with step-by-step instructions:

  1. Design

    The first step in building your vinyl pool is deciding what you want your pool to look like. Your builder will be able to create your pool plan more efficiently if you create a detailed list of ideas and corresponding images.

  2. Consultation

    Pool liners made of vinyl offer a lot of flexibility, allowing you to create your dream pool. A site visit to your home is included in your initial consultation, so you can discuss your plans face-to-face and evaluate the land where the pool will be built.

  3. Getting permits

    It might sound intimidating to homeowners to obtain permits for a pool project, but you have nothing to worry about. You can get all the necessary permits with ease and this step should be considered before starting the building process.

  4. Define the pool area

    The contractor will paint the outline of the pool before digging on your desired area. They will then place flags around the pool area and use them to guide the construction company on where to dig. This will ensure your pool is located exactly where you want it to be.

  5. Digging

    After completing the pool planning phase, you’re reading to start digging! For this phase, your contractor will ensure your pool is dug properly so you can move to the next phase.

  6. Build the steel

    When your hole for the pool has been dug, the steel walls will then be built based on your pool design that includes skimmers, returns, and lights in the appropriate locations.

  7. Installation

    There are a variety of building materials you can choose from for vinyl pools, but galvanized steel and polymer are the most popular. Custom-made vinyl liners are used to keep your swimming pool water in place.

    Pool walls and floors are usually leveled out with sand or cement-like material, and their panels are secured together. Installing your liner will be the next step, followed by tightly vacuuming it into place before filling the pool.

  8. Electrical work

    Here, the wiring for the pool control panel is completed. The pool panel is powered by the existing house panel. An electrician will be responsible for this step.

  9. Installing the vinyl liner

    The customized vinyl liner will be placed and installed once the foundation for your pool has been finished.

  10. Fill with water

    Filling your pool with water and setting the chemical treatment to maintain it is the next step in the custom vinyl liner pool construction process.

Are you ready to build your dream pool?

Concrete and gunite pools cannot compare with vinyl-lined pools when it comes to durability, ease of repair, and affordability. As an added benefit, vinyl-lined pools can be installed more quickly. Ultimately, your decision depends on your preference, budget, and landscape restrictions.