Durable and Flexible Material
Durability is perhaps the best feature of vinyl-liner pools. Concrete and gunite pools, while wonderful structures, are climate-specific. As a builder in upstate New York, with its severe weather, we build about 300 custom pools a year — all vinyl-lined — and they’re very forgiving in harsh climates. We build our pools with concrete-braced polycarbonate and Graphex walls, solid concrete structural bottoms and vinyl membrane liners. With proper care, a liner will last anywhere between 15 – 20 years. In fact, liners are most often replaced for aesthetic reasons; our clients want to “re-wallpaper” their pool, as they would with their dining room!
Color and Pattern Options
The abundance of vinyl-liner pool design options has made these poolscaping updates possible. Liners come in a spectrum of colors and an array of patterns.
If someone wants a tile effect, we offer a product that allows for custom tile along the waterline and the liner installed underwater. With the advent of pool automation, owners can call from their cell phone and check spa temperature, turn on the heater, or perform any number of other operations.
And with vinyl, you can enjoy features such as waterfalls, grottos, fiber-optic lighting, underwater speakers, rock slides, diving rocks and raised beams to give pools a totally unique and customized look. We even install radiant heating in our pool floors, which offers more energy-efficient heating with less water turbulence than that of traditional heating systems. Best of all, vinyl-liners have a user-friendly attitude: Their smooth surface prevents dirt and algae buildup, making maintenance a breeze, and if you brush your feet or knuckles on it, you barely notice it. No painful scrapes here!
Ease of Installation
Aside from features, where do vinyl-liner pools fall into the luxury market? The number-one quality that makes vinyl popular among custom builders like myself is its ease of installation. Vinyl liner installation is very predictable in nature; we can tell exactly when construction will start and finish. Unfortunately, you can’t do that with many other materials because weather can hinder traditional construction timing and methods – whereas we can install the liner amid a driving rainstorm if we have to, and finish an award-winning pool under inclement weather and construction constraints. There are no limitations in pool size, on the location or the installation environment. Vinyl offers a very forgiving structure, while maintaining a high level of quality.
And vinyl’s quality has been validated by the pool industry — two years ago, we submitted a gorgeous negative-edge pool that won a national first-place award out of several thousand entries. In fact, seven of the 10 awards given out that year went to vinyl-liner pools. No straight lines, all freeform – anything the customers can “imagineer” in their own minds, we can build it, as long as it meets safety specifications.
People who can afford luxury pools have common sense, and they can know a quality product by looking at it. We have people walk into our showrooms and, literally standing a few feet from the pool and ask, “Is that gunite? Is that a ceramic tiled pool?” That’s a beautiful thing – and it speaks to the quality of vinyl-liner pools. With the help of vinyl, we’re able to create a beautiful pool environment, something that gives customers exceptional quality and enjoyment. Vinyl-liner pools are a user-friendly investment, creating a beautiful and relaxing escape for busy people — right in their own backyards.
Contact the Pool Liner Factory Outlet today at (315)523-POOL to learn more today!