For those who own pools, you may know that many pools will make use of a vinyl liner. There are positive and negative aspects of having one of these liners. There is a lot to understand about them, such as the different components, how much one costs, and the construction process that goes into installing one. Today, we’re going to go over the basics of what to know about a vinyl liner.
What is a Vinyl Liner Pool?
A vinyl liner pool is made up of five main pieces. These pieces are the base, wall panels, coping, steps, and vinyl liner.
The wall panels help construct your pool’s walls, as you may expect. The only spot they don’t cover is the steps. These panels tend to be made from either aluminum, polymer, or steel and tend to be around 42 inches in height.
Next is the pool base. Grout tends to be the material from which pool bases are made. The base is placed on the soil, followed by the vinyl liner.
The vinyl liner is, obviously, made out of vinyl. They tend to range from 20-30 mils (not to be confused with millimeters) in thickness. You can either get them embossed, or you can have them non-embossed. Embossed variants are squishier due to the varying thickness they offer, while non-embossed ones are flatter. 20 mil embossed liners are an economically sound option.
The steps of the pool come in three varieties. There are white plastic ones, which are considered the standard. However, you could also use vinyl over steps or elect to have a ladder installed instead.
Last is the coping, which is the border that goes along your pool’s top perimeter. It’s the component that transitions you between the patio and the pool. For a vinyl liner pool, C-channel white aluminum coping is considered to be standard. “C-channels” refers to the C shape the coping makes.
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