Why choose vinyl inground swimming pools

Why Choose Vinyl Pools over Fiberglass or Concrete Pools

Staycations have become popular in Ontario over the last few years, and this is even more true now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  With Ontario summers typically hovering around 30 degrees, a backyard pool is a great addition to your home, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without the need to leave your property.  And when you add some landscaping features around the pool such as a spill-over spa and a sheer descent waterfall, you can transform your backyard into a relaxing oasis that you can enjoy all summer long.

But before taking the plunge and calling a pool installer, it would be good to familiarize yourself with the various options available when it comes to swimming pools.  You can go with an above-ground pool or an inground pool.  When deciding to install an inground swimming pool, choosing what material to use is the first step.  The most popular materials for inground pools in Ontario are vinyl, fiberglass and concrete.  Each have their pros and cons, and for this article, we outline the benefits of vinyl inground swimming pools as compared to concrete and fiberglass.

Benefits of Vinyl Inground Pools

Below are the benefits for vinyl inground swimming pools.

  1. Vinyl pools are the most cost effective relative to fiberglass or concrete swimming pools
    Out of the three materials for inground pools, concrete is the most expensive to install and maintain. Fiberglass is less expensive than concrete.  However, the shipping of fiberglass pools will add to the installation cost.  Repairing of fiberglass pools can also get quite expensive.  Vinyl is by far the least expensive for both the installation and repair of the pool.  The cost of vinyl pool installation depends on the shape & size of the pool, inground pool option and all the accessories you want to add to your pool. To learn more about how much to budget for a vinyl swimming pool in your backyard, check out our article on average costs to install a vinyl inground swimming pool in Ontario.
  2. Vinyl swimming pools are ideal for cold climates
    Vinyl pools are the best choice for Ontario weather. With the continuous freeze/thaw cycle throughout winter, vinyl is by far less vulnerable to this temperature change.
  3. Vinyl inground pools are low maintenance and durable
    One of the things to remember is that every pool requires maintenance. However, the degree of work required to keep your pool looking and functioning its best varies.  Compared to concrete and fiberglass pools, vinyl is considered low maintenance.  They are extremely durable and thanks to its nonporous surface, less chemicals are needed.  Depending on how well it is maintained and the amount of sunlight and wear-and-tear, vinyl pool liners on average last between 5 – 10 years before it needs replacing.
  4. Endless design options available for vinyl pools
    Vinyl liners come in a multitude of colors, patterns and thickness. It can also be created in any shape of pool and consist of a number of features like tanning ledge, steps etc.  Compared to fiberglass, vinyl pools can have much deeper depth and if you want to change up the style of your pool, all you do is switch out the liner for a completely different look.
  5. Vinyl pools offer a smooth texture
    Vinyl’s smooth finish prevents unwanted scraps or cuts should anyone slip or fall while enjoying the pool. In addition, its smooth surface makes contaminants like algae hard to grow on.
  6. Fast installation for vinyl inground swimming pools
    If time is of the essence, installing a vinyl pool is your best bet. You can find yourself relaxing in your brand-new vinyl inground swimming pool in as little as three weeks from the day we break ground.

If you are looking to install an inground swimming pool and not sure what material to go with, give us a call and we will walk you through all the pros and cons of the different types of pools.

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