There are myriad reasons to get a swimming pool, and today the swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pools in Decatur, Illinois explain at least 3 benefits of vinyl liner swimming pools (even though there are many more!})

When making the decision on getting a swimming pool, one of the choices you will need to make is the construction material. You will have concrete, fiberglass or a vinyl liner pool as your options. Concrete is the longest lasting and the most expensive, but offers the most design options; fiberglass is a middle of the road pricing option, is long lasting, doesn’t require as many chemicals as other pool construction materials and go up more quickly. Vinyl liner pools are the least expensive, they offer varying design options, but are prone to rips and tears if you’re not careful when swimming.

 How do you know if a vinyl liner pool is for you? Here are some things to consider.

3 benefits of vinyl liner swimming pools

You will need to keep in mind that a vinyl liner will need to be replaced every seven to ten years; many pool owners believe this is a small price to pay for the benefits they get from owning a vinyl liner pool. Also, a new liner will breathe new life into your swimming pool and make it seem brand new and that is a plus!

  1. They have many colors, patterns and styles. Choose a plain liner, and colorful coping. Choose a pattern that you and your family love to make the pool visually appealing and uniquely yours.
  2. A vinyl liner pool isn’t as prone to algae growth — the smoother sides make it harder for algae to take hold.
  3. You can choose a unique shape — not as unique as if you used concrete for the construction, but unique nonetheless.

A couple drawbacks to consider:

  1. You need to be diligent in water chemistry. If you’re not, you will need to replace the liner more often because it will fade and get damaged. Water chemistry is one of the main, and many reasons, pool owners hire a pool service contractor to take care of water chemisty.
  2. Be diligent about not wearing sharp objects like belt buckles or jewelry in the pool as it can tear it.
  3. The claws of your pets can also damage the liner. If you’re going to swim with your dogs or cats, keep their nails cut to protect the pool liner from getting ripped.

Sometimes, a minor tip or tear can be repaired without having to drain the swimming pool or without requiring a complete liner replacement. This, naturally, depends on the severity of the tear and its location.

Explore all of the construction material options before you make a decision for the pool you and your family will have constructed.