The liner for your swimming pool performs a mighty task. The pool liner is what keeps the water in the pool and creates the swimming area. This is probably a no brainer, but in Pools 101: Swimming pool liner edition we want to explain more of the benefits of a pool liner. Swimming pool liners are made of flexible materials such as vinyl or can be made of traditional tiles. Spend time wtih your Knoxville, Tennessee swimming pool builder during the initial construction planning phase and discuss what kind of pool construction material you’re seeking. Your basic choices are:
Vinyl liners are the least expensive option compared to gunite or fiberglass. Vinyl liner pools do have some limitations as the life expectancy is shorter than cement or fiberglass and the liner can rip and fade over time. When you notice rips or tears or if the vinyl liner has faded, it might be time to talk with us about a liner replacement.
Pools 101: Swimming Pool Liner
There are two types of swimming pool liners from which:
- Beaded liners have securing mechanisms and decorative finishes that are superior and more attractive than an overlap liner. The beaded liners are more expensive than an overlap liner but are considered top-of-the-line when it comes to swimming pool liner replacement. The beaded liner has a beaded edge that clips into a track mounted around the edge of the pool. The smooth appearance of these liners make them almost indistinguishable from the traditional tile and adhesive liner.
- Overlap liner is more economical and can be used to improve the aesthetics of an inexpensive above ground swimming pool. With an overlap liner, the liner hangs over the lip of the swimming pool walls and is secured by clips and the decking material.
If this is the year you’re going to have a swimming pool remodeling project begun, talk with us about whether your pool’s vinyl liner needs to be replaced or if it is still viable. Properly maintained, vinyl liner can last for close to two decades. Their removal and installation can be easily and rather quickly performed by a pool professional. Changing the vinyl liner in your swimming pool will breath such new life into it that it will look as though you have a brand new pool!