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The answer is absolutely! Secondary market products are readily available for a conversion such as this. A plastic, resin, or fiberglass track is installed just under the top edge of the coping around the swimming pool. The track is usually attached with some sort of stainless steel screw. Rolled Wall foam can be cut into long sheets and attached to the existing plaster walls--usually with spray adhesive. The foam evens out the surface and also provides a nice "shock absorbant" pad in between the liner and the wall. Complete measurements of the existing structure need to be taken--and they need to be extremely accurate. Some of these measurements include the height of the wall, angle of slope, depth and step areas. For 99% of these conversions, a liner must be custom manufactured. I say this because you might hear an installer give you a quote for a "stock liner"--a mass-produced liner made based upon general measurements--carried in quantity at the local distributor.

Conversions are rarely exact, so don't be alarmed if you have a small wrinkle or two.

Expect to spend 25-50% over what a traditional liner replacement would cost. There's not too much of a difference in materials, so the cost will be mainly in the skilled labor.

Definately find someone that has performed these conversions before. Don't just take their word for it. Go see the jobs--without the installer present!!!! Talk with the customers, and ask them how the installer performed.

Best wishes on your project!!

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Q: Can a 20 year old gunite pool be converted to a vinyl liner pool?
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Can a vinyl liner pool be converted into a gunite pool?

As long as the vinyl liner pool is inground, it can be converted. But you'll probably have to remove all of the vinyl pool elements until you have reduced the pool to a big hole in the ground and then start from there. All it takes is time and money!


Can i Convert vinyl liner pool to gunite pool?

You can use the same hole in the ground for both a vinyl liner pool and a gunite pool. You should not need a new hole dug.


Once a gunite pool is converted to a vinyl liner pool can you convert it back to being a gunite pool I live in the Panhandle of Florida and have no problem with ground water?

If it was working ok before you lined it and you have no problems removing the liner you should have no problems.


Can a vinyl liner pool be converted to a gunite pool and how expensive would it be compared with replacing the vinyl liner?

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Can a vinyl-lined pool be converted into a fiberglass pool easier than gunite?

u can NOT convert one into another.... ud have to rip it out and start over... either gunite or fiberglass


Can you put a vinyl liner in a concrete pool?

Yes you can but you would be replacing the liner every 3-4 years when you can build a gunite pool using the old pool as a base and get another 30-40 years of enjoyment out of it.


Is a gunite pool better than a vinyl lined pool?

All day long. Concrete pools have real tile instead of the fake liner tile look. You can update a concrete pool later on as styles change: with vinyl it's final.


Is a gunite pool or vinyl liner pool better?

Gunite is a type of cement mix used in the walls of the pool, whereas a vinyl lining is just a layer on the walls, generally used for waterproofing purposes. So, either of them will do, but my personal opinion is that using a lining is always better (hence vinyl lined pools are very common in England and other countries)


Is a concrete pool or vinyl pool better to install in New Jersey?

Both are fine. Due to the short season a vinyl liner pool will hold up for many years. The problem with a viyl liner pool is you have to stick to certain set sizes and designs. Small leaks can be patched, or eventually replaced with a new liner. A concrete or gunite pool will last for 25 - 30+ years. They can be constructed in custom designs.


Liner pool vs Gunite pool in Massachusetts?

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How can you keep your vinyl pool liner from pulling out?

liner lock


How can you determine what your inground pool surface is What is gunite?

Gunite is covered with plaster. It is sprayed on concrete sorta. They mix it in the hoses and it is blown on. You can go to youtube and see them gunite a pool. I am only aware of plaster, vinyl or painted pool surfaces. The vinyl is just like thin rubber.


Can a vinyl liner be added to a pool?

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Can an inground vinyl pool be changed to a gunite pool?

Yes, this can be done however, basically the only thing you can use from your vinyl pool is the actual 'hole' and maybe equipment. The cost is not much less than having a new gunite pool built.


What is the best type of pool to install in central Texas gunite or vinyl?

I say gunite for the ability to create any shape pool you desire. Otherwise, you are stuck with the pre-fab design of the vinyl variety.


Is a fiberglass pool better then vinyl pool?

A fiberglass pool is far superior to a vinyl liner pool. It is also about twice as expensive.


What is the best pool finish?

Vinyl Liner


What product do you use to seal a underground pool from outside water through side walls?

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Can you paint a pool liner?

When you say a "pool liner" I am assuming you mean a vinyl liner as normally called a liner for short. If so then no, the liner cannot and should not be painted.


What is the best type of pool to install in the south?

Pool with a vinyl liner.


Can use acetone on a vinyl pool liner?

Big NO NO ! It will soften or destroy the vinyl


Can you replace a 20 x 40ft inground pool with gunite?

If you are talkin about a vinyl lined pool the answer is yes you can.


Will a chlorine burn on your pool liner crack the liner?

High concentrations of chlorine can and will destroy a vinyl liner.


Can lights be installed in a pool with vinyl liner?

Yes


Is it possible to have a fiberglass or vinyl liner installed over a concrete swimming pool?

Yes but its not recommended. You would have to replace the liner very soon. I have a customer who spent almost 60 grand on a pool were the liner was placed over concrete and now 4 years later she is spending almost 6 grand to replace the liner and redo the pool with vermiculite. Best bet is to refinish the pool with either gunite or vermiculite pool crete and then put in the liner. A liner can last ten to fifteen years before having to be replaced and then when it is replaced, it looks like a brand new pool.