Building A New Swimming Pool: Which is Better a Concrete Pool or a Vinyl Pool?

What kind of pool are you looking for? Really the question boils down to a few factors; what kind of home owner you are, how much you’d like to invest, and if you value having control over your purchases.

Carolina Pool Consultants for years has brought our building expertise to the fore, building new bridges within the community, building pools and allowing people to connect at gatherings in a gorgeous atmosphere.

This is all made possible with the flexibility and options provided by concrete pools. Understanding the key differences between concrete pools vs vinyl pools can save your family a tremendous amount of money, and create an atmosphere your friends and relatives will enjoy for years to come.

What is a Vinyl Pool?

Vinyl pools often are immediately attractive to homeowners due to their low entry cost; this is due to the vinyl liner from which the pool derives its name. What is unbeknownst to many homeowners initially are the constant maintenance, repair and replacement costs that are also inherently “built in” to vinyl pool ownership.

While the vinyl liner IS nonporous, the liner is also prone to puncture: in fact, the very objects used to clean a vinyl pool can damage or puncture it. Any objects without completely smooth surfaces, overhanging branches, pets, and children are all liabilities to vinyl pool owners as all can lead to costly repair or replacement bills for the vinyl liner.

Vinyl pool liners must be replaced on average every 3-8 years, with maintenance costs (not including repair or replacement) costs quickly outstripping the cost of concrete, or any other form of pool. With average repair and replacement costs running roughly $4000/ replacement (including water replacement), these costs can quickly eat into savings, as well as the overall value of one’s home.

What is a Concrete Pool?

Concrete pools ARE initially more expensive than vinyl pools, however their durability, customization options and low maintenance costs overall create more options for homeowners, along with greater savings.

Concrete pools are reinforced with rebar and poured on the spot; this means that literally any shape, size and design homeowners desire can be incorporated. Concrete pools are extremely low maintenance, and can incorporate custom options such as hot tubs, water features, rock formations, specialized steps, finishes and more.

Homeowners whom value having a truly one of a kind backyard retreat can customize their own slice of paradise by speaking with Carolina Pool Consultants. We look forward to speaking with you in greater detail on vinyl pools vs concrete pools differences, so you can make an informed decision when deciding to build a new pool.