There are times we get asked, is it worth getting a vinyl liner pool? That is a question that’s hard to answer because there are many nuances that need to be considered and bottom line, it’s a personal choice. First, you need to know about the three types of pool construction materials and the swimming pool service contractors from SwimRight Pools and Spa Repair explain they are:

  1. Concrete
  2. Fiberglass
  3. Vinyl liner

Each has advantages. Each has disadvantages. If you’re looking for the longest-lasting material — that’s concrete but that material is also the most expensive. Fiberglass is mid-priced between concrete and vinyl liner and is the easiest to keep clean but it is limited in style based on the fiberglass forms that are available.

Vinyl liner pools are the least expensive but are still by no means inexpensive. Vinyl liners are also prone to leaks and tears. How long will one last? That depends on how well balanced the water chemistry is because improperly balanced chemicals can damage the liner. Where you live plays a role in the type of liner or construction material that may make the most sense. For example, earthquake-prone areas are best served by fiberglass or vinyl liners because they are made to withstand the movement of the earth during those times.

Water chemistry, use and environment in which the pool resides play a role in the viability of the liner. This makes it difficult to give a definitive answer as to how long a vinyl liner will last and whether it’s worth getting one.

Is it worth getting a vinyl liner pool?

Any swimming pool that is cared for by a swimming pool professional that is experienced in all types of pool construction materials ensures that no matter what type of pool you get we will care for it and help it last as long as possible.

Make sure you do your homework and know all the pros and cons to each type of construction material and make the bst decision for you.