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Is a gunite or vinyl pool better?


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2011-02-25 18:27:26
2011-02-25 18:27:26

Gunite Swimming Pools are the best type of swimming pool out there, provided that the pool is correctly built they can be installed anywhere in the world without any damage being done to them. As far as servicing of the pool standard service applies e.i. brushing vacuuming chemically treating. And if the necessary care is taken a gunite can last you 20 + years.

Vinyl Liner pools also have there place in the swimming pool market place, they are typically cheaper and quicker to install but on the down side there isn't much customization you can do to them. And to replace a liner can run you anywhere between 3 to 5 thousand dollars.

That brings us to fiberglass AKA Bathtub in the ground ( that's all i can say about that.

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In the frost belt Vinyl is better..Gunite is one of the strongest pools but when it freezes it can crack.. I agree. Vinyl is better and it will feel so soft and smooth on your feet.

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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.

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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)

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Gunite, cement does not rust.

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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.


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