Let's eliminate the fluff of this article and just get after it. Here are the straightforward Pros and Cons of Vinyl Lined Pools
1: Least expensive option for in-ground pools typically around $30k for a small pool.
2: Limitless shapes. If you can dream it it can be built.
3: Installation completion within 3-4 weeks
4: Leaks can typically be patched with underwater patches. The hard part is finding it!
1: Has a vinyl liner, which will leak. It's not if, it's when.
2: Liner leaks are not covered by the manufacturer unless it is a seam failure. Then the coverage is prorated and does not cover the loss of water and chemicals. Seam failure is not very common.
3: Galvanized panels rust over time.
4: Saltwater pools eat way at steel panels of vinyl pools
5: Hundreds of pieces of the pool to potentially fail
6: Traditional vinyl lined pool coping does not look appealing.
7: Built-in white plastic steps are not appealing and are potential leak point
8: Liner over steps are definite leak points as the liner wears out prematurely because of foot traffic
9: Has a higher long term cost of ownership than most anticipate.
10: Needs line to be replaced every 5-10 years at a cost of approximately $7,000.00
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