Vinyl Pool 101

By | 03.10.2007

A pool is one great add-on for your home, more so if you have kids. Pools are must-haves for people who have thriving social lives. For entertaining, a poolside party is a snap to organize. You do not need to wrack your brains for multi-syllabic French menus. Your good old backyard grill can help you in the food department and with a pool around, you don’t have to wonder about setting the ‘atmosphere’, as everyone can just have fun hanging around or taking a dip.

A hole is excavated in the area where you want the vinyl pool to be located. Then it is lined with material that would serve as the barrier between the hole and the sides of the pool. This is usually made of wood, steel or concrete, with the last two as the more durable options. The pool is then lowered to the ground. After excavation, it would take only a few days, depending on the size of the pool, for the installation of a vinyl pool to be finished. Vinyl pools are pre-made and are usually brought in one piece.

You can choose from a myriad of vinyl pool liner designs and themes. An easier way to look for one is through the internet, where you can have a concrete idea of how it looks like. These liners can remain intact for up to 10 years. Rips may appear in the liner though, in which case you have to have those repaired by a professional. The water needs to be drained when that happens.

The thing is, pools are fun. You only need to take a look at kids splashing about in the water to know that. Your family doesn’t have to bear with a pool-less surrounding because installing vinyl swimming pools can be quick and, depending on the size and region, it can be relatively cheap as well.


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