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Did you know the Liner Pool from the Fiberglass Pool ? Click for Answer

The initial cost: Fiberglass pools are only slightly more expensive than a vinyl liner pool for the initial installation. Loan acceptance is is also better with fiberglass pools.

If you decide to sell your house, your realtor will suggest that you replace the liner regardless of how old the pool is.

Why? In just a few short years, what’s left on the warranty is negligible and liners start showing their age quickly.

Side Note: A potential buyer will almost always stipulate as part of the sale that the liner be replaced. Some potential buyers may not want a liner pool and in some instances a liner pool has actually decreased the home’s value compared to a Fiberglass pool.

We should also note: That Vinyl Liner In-Ground Pool & Above Ground Vinyl Liner Pool make a big difference in how your homes value is looked at and how buyers look at the swimming pool's overall value.

Vinyl Liner Pools:
Vinyl Liner Pools are the most common pool to date in the Pee Dee area. The main advantage that a Vinyl Liner Pool has, is the freedom to be virtually any size or shape with minimal limitations.

Because of a liners life-expectancy, you may not see a return on your investment if you decide to sell your home if your vinyl pool is close to needing a replacement.

Fiberglass Pools:
Fiberglass Pools are the fastest growing category of in ground pool in the U.S..  This level of growth is due to the fact that the maintenance level of these pools, both long term and short term, is by far the lowest. 

There are no liners that need to be changed.  They have a non porous surface, which allows for better chemical use.

Deciding to build an in ground pool is a big step in itself & for your family.  Now you are confronted with the first dilemma...  Vinyl Liner or Fiberglass? 

Which one is better?  Which one is more economical? Ultimately, which one is right for you? 

The best part is that there is no wrong answer!  Below are some of the features and benefits of both in ground pool types, Vinyl Liner & Fiberglass Pools.

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Fiberglass on the other hand has gained significantly in popularity over the last decade.

With tens of thousand of fiberglass pools in the ground and standing the test of time, they are recognized as a permanent home improvement.

And as their reputation for being the least maintenance pool on the market today, a potential home buyer of your home that has an In-ground swimming pool may look more favorably on your home with a fiberglass pool.

A vinyl pool may cost you more over its lifetime however. It's not a question of if you will need to eventually replace the vinyl liner in your pool; you most certainly will. 

Liners generally last between 7 to 15 years before needing to be replaced. Tara Liners have a 20 Year Limited Liner Warranty - 5 Year Full & 15 Year Prorated.

That means that even if your liner needs replacing after just four years, you're only going to get back part of the initial cost.

There's also more maintenance involved, since vinyl liners are more sensitive to their environment.

Can you tell the Vinyl Liner Pool from the Fiberglass Pool ? Click for Answer

TARA vinyl liners have an industry-leading warranty, featuring 5-years of full replacement coverage.

For complete vinyl liner warranty coverage please speak with an Auman pool planner.

However, that same gel coat finish can sometimes require weekly cleaning and chemical treatment to protect it.


If you have the money to spend upfront, they make a good option. Fiberglass pool shells are built in the Viking factory from an existing mold.

Vinyl Liner

If you're starting with a lower initial investment, a vinyl liner pool may be the way to go. Vinyl liners are just that, a liner that is placed over a steel or polymer frame. That makes these pools very customizable.

Lifetime Warranty - Viking Pools provides a lifetime structural defect warranty related to its manufacturing of its pool shells.

Viking Pools also offers a 20-Year surface warranty on all of its Crystite® and its new Diamond Series™ fiberglass composite swimming pools.

You also have to exercise some caution when using your vinyl pools. While vinyl liners are 20 to 30 millimeters thick, vinyl is not as durable as fiberglass.

If you don't treat your pool liner with care and respect, you could be looking at a big repair for avoidable tears.

Michael Auman

Just like fiberglass, vinyl is a non-porous surface, which inhibits algae growth and is smooth to the touch.

Most fiberglass pools come with seats and steps molded into the shell. Also, the gel coat on the surface is largely non-porous, which means it resists the growth of algae, reducing the amount of time required to clean your pool.