Comparison Charts

  • Durability

  • Strength
  • Monthly Costs
  • Repair Costs
  • % Self Cleaning
  • Resurfacing Costs
  • Surface













  • Warranty

Vinyl Liner

Features

  • Can rip and tears; is subject to chemical damage
  • May stretch and tear
  • $35.00 - $50.00
  • Fairly high
  • 50%
  • Liner replacement is costly
  • Vinyl (PVC)
    • Algae nests in texture
    • Corners tear and pull out
    • Will puncture with hard toys and rough play
    • Some shift in chemical balance = avg chemicals
    • Scrub entire pool
  • Pro-Rated after 3 yrs

Gunite

Features

  • Cracked by shifting earth; is subject to chemical damage
  • No flexibility
  • $60.00 - $150.00
  • Very high
  • 25%
  • Resurfacing is costly
  • Plaster
    • Algae nests in pores
    • Cracks, stains, erodes
    • Creates sores and bleeding on feet, hands
    • Plaster raising PH levels = more chemicals
    • Scrub entire pool
  • 1 - 5 yrs
10 YEAR COST COMPARISON
FIBERGLASS POOLS
VINYL LINER POOLS
CUSTOM CONCRETE POOLS

Chemicals - $20 mon for 10yrs

Electrical - $20 mon for 10yrs

Pool Service (not required)

Resurfacing (not required)

$2,400

$2,400

$0

$0

Replace Liner (2 times)

Chemicals - $25 month 10yrs

Electrical - $25 month 10yrs

Pool Service-$25 mon 10yrs
(once a month)

$5,000

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

3 Acid Baths ($300 each)

One Replastering (7-8 years)

Chemicals - $30 month 10yrs

Electrical - $40 month 10yrs

Pool Service-$80 month 10yrs
(every week in a month)

$900

$5,000

$3,600

$4,800

$9,600

Total:
$4,800
Total:
$14,000
Total:
$23,900