An inground pool is typically lined with either gunite (concrete), fiberglass, or vinyl. Gunite and fiberglass are roughly the same cost, whereas vinyl is considerably cheaper. With the lower price comes less durability, as vinyl lining has to be replaced every 8-10 years or so, whereas the other two can last for decades. Vinyl is also much easier to puncture or otherwise damage. That said, many people still prefer vinyl inground pools due to the lower cost.
A fiberglass pool is far superior to a vinyl liner pool. It is also about twice as expensive.
Well first of all there is no such thing as a fiberglass pool. You can have fiberglass walls instead of steel but your pool is still vinyl because you need a liner. These are the usual combinations of inground pools. Sand floor, steel walls, vinyl liner Sand floor, fiberglass walls, vinyl liner Vermiculite floor, steel walls, vinyl liner Vermiculite floor, fiberglass walls, vinyl liner Concrete floor, steel walls, vinyl liner Concrete floor, fiberglass walls, vinyl liner Concrete floor, concrete walls, no liner Concrete pools have to be painted with epoxy paint or if you want tile installed then usually you plaster over the concrete. Now a days 3 and 4 are the most common inground installs. 1 and 2 are usually pools that are 30 + years old although you can still have them done that way. In South Alabama the cost of a 20 *40 vinyl pool will cost around 18 to 22 thousand
Although the maintenance and cost of construction is higher than of fiberglass, it will hold up probably years longer than fiberglass. Especially if you will be having kids around- they can be tough on things, and fiberglass can get expensive if you end up with enough scratches, etc.
There are three main types of inground swimming pools: concrete, vinyl and fiberglass. All of which are prone to the occasional crack. Luckily for the homeowner such cracks can be repaired. If you are handy you can purchase a do it yourself repair kit at your local pool specialty store.
Fiberglass pool shells are shipped in a single piece directly from the manufacturer. As a result, you don't actually linea pool with fiberglass the way you would with concrete or vinyl. Instead, installing a fiberglass pool simply means digging a hole in which to place the already completed shell.
Don't do it. Too many possibilities for leaks. Get Fiberglass or vinyl pool, learn to install that instead.
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Inground concrete or fiberglass are the easiest pools to maintain. When you get into synthetic materials like vinyl and plastic, it's harder to find chemicals that will do the work without damaging the pool.
go with vinyl... fiberglass are plain with a vinyl u can go "custom" shape and liner pattern... with fiberglass u get what they make and that's it.
We used Garrett Vinyl Pools they have been around for years.
you will find that people will swear by either method and then others will say in ground gunite or concrete is best . If properly maintained they are all much of a muchness. from what I have seen When they are new the vinyl pool looks better. the problem is that the vinyl will need to be replaced eventualy while you wont have this problem with fiberglass.
== Is the water in?== Once the water's in, you're cooked.
what you can do in this situation depends on what is under the vinyl liner now.
Call an electrician.
thousands of dollars
Try a very fine rubbing compound
The term "fiberglass windows" actually refers to the framing around a window. Typically, these frames are made from wood or vinyl. Fiberglass is becoming more popular because of it's strength and stability. Unlike wood or vinyl, fiberglass is less likely to bow, warp or rot. Fiberglass windows can be found in many home improvement stores as well as on line dealers.
Thicker is not always better. If it is a rough base (cement or sand and cement), 28 0r 30 is better. If it is poolcrete or vermiculite base, 20 is better.
Need to rephrase question.
It is highly unlikely.
Depends. These days, vinyl liners have come a long way in strength and durability; but they will inevitably have to be replaced. Fiberglass, however, pound for pound is as strong as steel. I could give you a hammer and screwdriver and you couldn't put a hole in a fiberglass pool to save your life. Not to mention they last forever, scratch repairs are easy, and the shell itself will out last you and the house and the concrete.
The experts at Advanced Pool Coatings have been installing fiberglass coatings over vinyl liner pools for over 30 years. You can read more at: http://www.advancedpoolcoatings.com.
Purchasing a pool is a large investment for any homeowner. There are several different types of inground pools available, so selecting the right one can be a challenge. Currently, fiberglass, concrete and vinyl liner inground pools are being sold. Comparing each type can make buying a pool much simpler. Fiberglass inground pools are a great choice for pool buyers. They are pre-constructed at a factory and shipped to the desired location in one piece. A customer simply selects their preferred size and shape from a catalog. Fiberglass pools are typically the most expensive pool on the market, but they last the longest. In the long run, a fiberglass pool will require less repair and fewer chemicals than other pool types. It usually takes only a few weeks to install a fiberglass pool from start to finish. The inside of fiberglass pools is smooth to the touch. For homeowners that desire more freedom designing their pool, then a concrete one would be the best option. Concrete inground pools are currently the most popular on the market. They are custom created by pool builders, which is great for customers who have a difficult yard shape. Concrete is usually less expensive than fiberglass, but requires more care over the years. Unlike fiberglass, a concrete pool is built in stages, so the construction time tends to be longer, usually one to three months. These pools come with a wide variety of finishes, from rough plaster to smooth tile. Less popular are vinyl liner inground pools. These pools are typically sold to the consumer in a kit form and put together by the owner. First, the ground must be excavated to fit the pool, and then it is placed inside. The sides of vinyl liner pools are constructed from steel. Once erected, they will be permanently supported by concrete. A vinyl liner is then spread over the sides and bottom. These pools are very popular in parts of the country where there are cold winters, as they can be easily drained and covered until the weather warms back up. Swimmers enjoy the smooth surface of the liner, but it can accrue more damage than other pools types.
If you are talkin about a vinyl lined pool the answer is yes you can.