Frequently asked questions
How does the cost of an inground vinyl liner pool compare to concrete and fiberglass pools?
First, the cost of vinyl liners is less than others, making them are the most economical choice of all the different types of pools. Sure, any which way you go, a new swimming pool is going to be a substantial investment, but vinyl is less costly than fiberglass or concrete, making this one huge advantage over other pools. Concrete is costly expensive both in installation and maintenance. Fiberglass is more cost-effective than concrete, but shipping them is costly and repairing a damaged fiberglass pool can get expensive. Vinyl pools, on the other hand, are a little bit cheaper than fiberglass on the onset, and if you do need to repair a vinyl liner, it’s generally much less expensive than concrete or fiberglass. You will need to replace your vinyl liner at some point, but compared to the cost of resurfacing a gunite pool, that’s not terribly expensive either.
The total cost of a vinyl pool depends on factors like the size and shape of the pool; whether it is an inground or above-ground pool; the type of shell, pumps, and filtration equipment; long-term pool care and maintenance needs; whether it is a traditional or saltwater pool; the types of permits that are needed for construction; whether or not the pool will be heated for winter; and whether or not the pool will include any special or custom features, such as rock waterfalls, automatic covers, or tanning ledges.(https://blog.lathampool.com/advantages-of-vinyl-liner-swimming-pools)
Why are vinyl liner pools a great choice for the Northwest Ohio area?
"A well-maintained liner will last many years, but it will need to be replaced at some point. However, compare the cost of a new liner to the cost of refinishing a concrete pool (it can climb into the 5 figure neighborhood) and you’ll see that a vinyl liner is also a very cost-effective choice in the long run. Vinyl (along with the steel or polymer shell) are less vulnerable than concrete pools to the freeze/thaw cycles that affect colder climates. This is especially important if you’re installing your pool in the Midwest or any area where temperatures routinely drop below freezing during the wintertime."(https://blog.lathampool.com/advantages-of-vinyl-liner-swimming-pools)
How does maintaining a vinyl liner pool compare to maintaing concrete or fiberglass swimming pool?
"The benefit of vinyl pools is that they don’t need quite as much as their concrete or fiberglass counterparts. Modern vinyl liners are extremely durable. Vinyl is a nonporous surface which means it won’t require as many chemicals as a concrete pool. Vinyl’s smooth surface also makes it harder for contaminants like algae to take hold and wreak havoc on your pool."(https://blog.lathampool.com/advantages-of-vinyl-liner-swimming-pools)