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Can an inground liner pool be converted to Gunite?

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Asked by: Paula Garling

It’s perfectly possible to change a liner pool into a gunite pool, though you will be looking at a cost of a few thousand dollars minimum. Nonetheless, it is a popular conversion for those looking to upgrade and modernize their homes.

Can you convert a liner pool to a gunite?

Yes you can do this however it's not as much of a conversion. As you might think essentially. All you would be left with from a vinyl liner pool is a hole in the ground and that hole technically.

Can you convert a vinyl liner pool?

The answer is YES! Convert your vinyl liner pool to a fiberglass pool and have a worry-free pool that will last and last! The strength and durability of an Advanced-Glass fiberglass shell will convert your existing vinyl liner pool into a permanent structure, at a much lower cost than other “permanent” alternatives!

Can you make a liner pool concrete?

The vast majority of vinyl liner pools are rectangular, but you can definitely customize the shape, size, and depth of the pool. Custom shapes cost more, but still typically less than a similar fiberglass or concrete pool.

How do I upgrade my vinyl pool?

Challenge with replacing it is you have to break out the concrete. Around it dig it all out break it out because it's footed under there with tons and tons of concrete.

Can you tile a pool that has a liner?

Yes, you can use stone, brick, or any natural material as the coping around a vinyl pool, as shown in the picture on top of the page. You can even install real tile around the border perimeter, which hangs over the top of the wall. Most people, however, have a printed tile border on the vinyl.

How much does it cost to convert a vinyl pool to fiberglass?

On average, it costs $50,000–$65,000 to replace a vinyl liner pool with a fiberglass unit. For reference: that’s $3,000–$7,000 more than installing a fiberglass pool normally.

How much does it cost to replace a pool liner with concrete?

Concrete pools cost $50,000 or more and require expensive long-term maintenance. They can be any shape but take 3–6 months to install. Vinyl liner pools cost $25,000 or more and need the liner replaced every 5–9 years. They take 3–6 weeks to install but tend to look cheap.

Can you upgrade an inground pool?

It’s still a few months away from swimming season. But that means that this is the best time to think about upgrades and improvements to your inground swimming pool. If you get started on the changes now, you’ll be able to unveil your new and improved pool just in time for the summer swimming season.

How often do you replace inground pool liner?

between 10 and 15 years

A typical vinyl liner lasts between 10 and 15 years, though there are many factors that can affect its lifespan. Living in an area susceptible to ground water problems can reduce your liner’s life, as can not keeping the water in your pool balanced.

Can vinyl liner pools be salt water?

If you have a vinyl liner, you’ll be happy to know you can use a salt chlorinator system in your pool without taking any extra precautions. The liner will be exposed to lower levels of chlorine, so it may even extend your liner’s lifespan. However, many inground pools have galvanized walls behind the liner.

What happens if water gets behind pool liner?

If water does get behind the pool liner, it can lose its seal – this allows wrinkles to form and the liner to develop soft spots. Should this occur, the liner can lift and float, but DON’T PANIC, and don’t start swearing at your pool company- as they have done nothing wrong!