Outer Banks Pool Liner
Outer Banks Pool Liner Corolla, NC
Vinyl Liner Pool Construction
Vinyl liner pools have a custom made sheet of vinyl between the water and the pool structure. This is in contrast to a gunite or shotcrete pool which uses plaster as its waterproofing membrane. Vinyl liners typically lock their top edge, called a bead, into a track located on the bottom of the coping, which is at deck level. Underneath the liner is a sand or cementitious floor, that is troweled into place. The floors come up to meet the walls, which are commonly 42” x 8 ft panels made of galvanized steel or thermoplastic. These walls are supported from behind so that they won’t bow out against the weight of the water. All of the wall panels are secured together to make up the perimeter shape of the pool.
A vinyl liner pool can be built for less money than the concrete version of itself. The same size pool, in vinyl, can be built in 1-2 weeks; for a price 30-50% less than a gunite/plaster pool, which can take 4-6 weeks to build.
Vinyl Pool Liner Replacement
In Ground Vinyl Liner Installation: The labor involved in replacing a vinyl liner begins with the measuring of your pool for the new liner. When the liner is delivered (allow 2-3 weeks), we make a full day of a vinyl liner replacement. The old vinyl liner pool is drained; the old liner is cut up and removed from the property. Next we work on the pool walls. Joints are taped; rust dirt sand and roots are scraped cleaned. If the wall is rough or cracked we will recommend using a wall foam to prevent contact with the new liner, as well as provide a nice soft feel. All of the face plates for the skimmers, returns, drains, lights and steps are removed. The liner track is inspected, and if necessary, cracked sections may be repaired.
Pool floor work if need be is the final step before “dropping” the new liner and setting it with a vacuum. If the floor is sand, we will remove contaminated sand, and replace with new sand. The floor is hand troweled to remove any irregularities and achieve design specs for which the liner was manufactured. If the floor is concrete or vermiculite, it is vacuumed swept and cleaned free of all debris. Irregularities such as cracks and divots holes, are repaired with concrete or vermiculite.
When we are ready we bring the pool liner into the pool shallow area break. Open the liner and unfold it we drape the liner across the pool and lock it into the pool liner track. Positioning one or two vacuums, we set the pool liner into its final home. We then start working out any wrinkles. Turn on the pool liner vac and watch it suck to the walls and floor. Work out any further last adjustments or wrinkles. If the pool has a main drain we cut the pool main drain in now. The pool is ready to start be filled back up. The vacuum continues to operate until the water level is just below the vac hose, or at least 6” above the shallow end floor. Now we can “cut in” the stairs, if the pool has a light you can “cut in” the pool light now. We remove the vacuum hose and lock in the liner at these points. The pool continues to fill and when the pool is finally full, new pool wall face plates and gaskets can be installed. Start filtering and chlorinating the water immediately after installing a new liner and filling the pool, and test and balance the water and let the fun begin!
Outer Banks Pool Liner Costs
Vinyl pool liner costs, with out installation are usually $1200 – $1800, depending on the size of the pool, and extent of pool wall and pool floor work. Complete inground pool liner replacement charges range from $2,600 – $3,900. This does not include if your pool is sitting in the water table or have to set new well points to pump water out of the bottom of your pool.
Not for the Faint of Heart
In ground pool liner installation could be done by the pool owner, but unless the pool owner is quite handy and equipped and ready to handle the unexpected – he/she may be better off hiring a pool builder or pool service company to replace there inground pool liner. A word of caution.
Above Ground Vinyl Pool Liner Installation:
The information above is primarily inground vinyl liner information. Installing an above ground vinyl pool liner is not as difficult as an inground liner, and is more suited for DIY installation.
Start by choosing the Pool Vinyl liner pattern you like:
This is gonna be hard to do with all the different vinyl liner patterns out there. The Best thing to do is get some liner samples and put them around your pool. Hold the samples in different light and see which one you like best. When this doesn’t work just ask us our opinion and we may be able to show some more example of vinyl liners pools in your area.
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