The pro's and con's of vinyl liner, gunite (concrete) and fiberglass pools
Viking Fiberglass Pools
(3-5 days). Permanent home improvement that can be customized to compliment your home and your lifestyle. Proven product with factory controlled quality. Flexural strength that prevents cracking in freeze-thaw climates. Stronger than concrete. Smooth finish means no skin abrasions. Non-porous surface resists the problems associated with imbalanced water chemistry
, requiring less chemical maintenance, labor, electric, and is algae resistant. Most pool options available perimeter tile
, inlaid tile
, tile mosaics
, Crystite® pool finishes
, built-in water features like cascades
, fiber optic
and LED lighting
, vanishing edges
, and in-floor cleaning systems
Limited size and shapes ECO-AWARENESS:
Fiberglass pools act as a natural insulator, requiring less electric/gas to heat the pool. Algae is less prone to attach to the smooth surface of a fiberglass pool, requiring less chemicals and maintenance.
Chemicals, Electric Cost
MAINTENANCE COST FOR 10 YEARS: $4,200.00
Gunite (Concrete) Pools
Unlimited design capabilities. Permanent home improvement.
4-8 week installation by subleased contractors. Concrete shows through around the pool's etching (edge). The surface is rough and abrasive and also stains and discolors easily. Porous surface is a breeding ground for algae and other micro-bacteria. Cracks in freeze-thaw climates and requires acid washing and replastering. High maintenance; monthly pool service required, excessive use of chemicals and electricity.ECO-AWARENESS:
Acid baths emit fumes into the atmosphere. Re-plastered waste adds to our landfills.
Chemicals, Electric Cost, Acid Baths, Re-plastering, New Tile, Pool Service
MAINTENANCE COST FOR 10 YEARS: $16,950.00