Fiberglass, Concrete and Vinyl Are Different Types of Swimming Pool Liners

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Swimming pool liners are a functional part of the pool and also help to add character as well as style to swimming pools, and are available in many attractive patterns and styles to, in many instances, set the décor for the whole of the swimming pool area. Basically, the swimming pool liner is used to hold water and one can choose from simple blues to exotic tile motifs as well as liners that also have fish and coral that totally resemble tropical reefs.

It is usual to get the pool package with an overlap style swimming pool liner which wraps over the top of the pool wall as well as clings to the outside of the pool. To keep the liner in place, a top rail may be used and there are also beaded liners to choose from, which snap into a thin receiving strip just below the top rail to the inside of the pool thus doing away with overlap.

Upgrades Available

If one wishes to use beaded swimming pool liners, one may need to upgrade, which ends up costing more, and they are of heavier gauge being 25 gauge vinyls instead of the usual 20 gauge overlap liners. It is necessary to choose the type of material that is to be used for the liner and vinyl is the most common, being quite attractive as well.

They are ideal for winters and should be a first choice for the swimming pool if one lives where the weather tends to be cold.

One may also choose to have either fiberglass pools or concrete swimming pool liners with the former being made of fiberglass reinforced plastic to make it look like a large bathtub, and it does not need replacing as is the case with vinyl liners. This type of liner will help save money as well as time.

Concrete swimming pool liners are very suitable as well, and if this is the choice for liner, one can have the pool custom poured to get the design one desires. They are similar to fiberglass liners in that they are long lasting and do not need replacing. No doubt, if one opts for a vinyl lined swimming pool liner, one will effect savings in cost, but this may be offset by having to replace it every ten years or so. Concrete, too is popular amongst swimming pool owners as they offer plenty of room and do not require replacing.

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