Vinyl-liner, or package, pools are less labor intensive than concrete pools and a less expensive method of construction. Traditional in-ground pools usually have reinforced walls with vinyl liners. Rectangular pools are the most common, but a variety of L-shaped, free form and other shapes are also available.
Choices are plenty for patterns and colors, as well as other options which allow owners to add a personal touch to these pools.
Excavation is necessary before installation, so these pools fall into a higher price range than above ground pools.
Manufacturers have created many new liner patterns and colors, so there are many options pool owners can choose to enhance their poolscapes. Optional features add to the price, but they are often worth the extra cost for the aesthetic benefits.
Excavation of the pool site is usually necessary before installation, so inground vinyl pools fall into a more expensive price range. The hole is dug in much the same manner as with other pool installations. The ground is covered with sand or a similar material so the liner has a smooth surface on which to rest. After the liner is placed, coping is attached to the tops of the walls and holes are cut for the drains and skimmers. The openings are sealed to prevent leakage, and backfill is packed in behind the walls. The last step is to fill the pool and hook up its filtration equipment.