Vinyl-liner, or package, pools are less labor intensive than concrete pools and a less expensive method of construction. Traditional in-ground pools usually have reinforced walls with vinyl liners. Rectangular pools are the most common, but a variety of L-shaped, free form and other shapes are also available.
Choices are plenty for patterns and colors, as well as other options which allow owners to add a personal touch to these pools.
Excavation is necessary before installation, so these pools fall into a higher price range than above ground pools.
Manufacturers have created many new liner patterns and colors, so there are many options pool owners can choose to enhance their poolscapes. Optional features add to the price, but they are often worth the extra cost for the aesthetic benefits.
Excavation of the pool site is usually necessary before installation, so inground vinyl pools fall into a more expensive price range. The hole is dug in much the same manner as with other pool installations. The ground is covered with sand or a similar material so the liner has a smooth surface on which to rest. After the liner is placed, coping is attached to the tops of the walls and holes are cut for the drains and skimmers. The openings are sealed to prevent leakage, and backfill is packed in behind the walls. The last step is to fill the pool and hook up its filtration equipment.
- Choose from pre-fabricated shapes to fit your backyard – from a classic rectangle configuration to a curvaceous natural-looking lagoon and everything in between. Bench seating and pool covers are available on most models.
- Interior Finish
- Choose from up to a dozen patterns, each available in multi-color selections. Care must be taken with toys and pets to maintain a puncture-free surface of your vinyl liner.
- Decking & Coping
- Your decking choices are unlimited – stained concrete, stamped concrete, natural stone, cool deck (coating, colored/textured) or deck pavers or tile. Cantilever decking edges that blend from the deck into your pool are most frequently used. Another popular alternative is brick coping to accent the outline of your pool.
- Upgrade Possibilities & Accessories
- It is generally more cost effective to include the features you desire at the time of initial installation. Virtually any feature, however, can be added after installation, including spillover or island spas, rock or step waterfalls, interior finishes and colors, decking, firepits, accent medallions, laminar jets, rain showers, sheer curtains, misters, lighting effects and pool heaters. You can also accessorize your poolscape with volleyball and basketball setups, backyard grills, safety fencing, slides, loungers, automatic covers (depending on design) and outdoor furniture.