Pool walls liners come in a variety of material types, including wood, metal, and vinyl. While wood has basically gone the way of the dodo over the last few years, many new pool owners have a hard time choosing between metal and vinyl when installing their pool. Which is your best bet?
Metal Walls Last A Long Time
One of the major benefits of metal pool liners is that they can last a long time, if proper care is taken. While wood liners originally lasted just 10-15 years, metal liners last well beyond that limited time frame. As long as owners work hard to keep their metal liners from rusting, they can last nearly a lifetime.
Unfortunately, that indicates the problem that many pool owners have with metal liners: rusting. Constant exposure to the water in a pool can wear down the surface of metal liners and cause rust. Regular upkeep is necessary, including anti-rust measures, to keep them in great shape.
Vinyl Liners Won’t Rust
Vinyl liners made from various tough polymers are unaffected by rust, salt, and other erosive items, making them easier to maintain. Like metal liners, they can last a very long-time with proper maintenance, including cleaning and spot repairs.
Vinyl appears to be a perfect solution for pool installation, but they don’t last as long as metal liners. So the choice is a little harder than it initially appears. If you’re having a hard time choosing between these two, please contact us today to learn more.