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Which is the preferable liner for an inground pool - gunite fiberglass or traditional vinyl?


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2006-10-17 23:52:18
2006-10-17 23:52:18

The answer would depend alot upon the construction,ground around the pool and money available. Value for dollar - I would chose vinyl - seems more forgiving for areas that shift somewhat. Thanks, the Windsor-Browns More input from FAQ Farmers: * The best pool? There are only great pools. Ask yourself how much do you want to spend and do you have a target pool size and budget? Size of the pool, accessories like slides diving boards, water features ,built in tile, built in hot tubs are all available , perhaps you'll want a swim out or extra set of stairs, even a wireless remote control for your pool. Friday's will never be the same when your WIFI poolside. You may even want to simply push a button to open and close your new backyard retreat. Your industry licensed professional has all the tools to help you with make the correct investment. good swimming


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Either gunite or fiberglass will work well for an indoor pool.

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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.

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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.

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Our experience shows that gunite or fiberglass are good. Gunite would probably last the longest. CONCRETE tends to crack over years with normal ground shifts. Had two pools with concrete, so many cracks after 10 years, buried the thing, the repair costs were astronomical.

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

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