What is Pool Lining?
There are four types of pool linings:
A marbelite pool has a gunite lining on top of its concrete shell. The lining is absorptive and rough.
A fibreglass lining is less porous than a gunite and is smooth to the touch
Vinyl pool linings are plastic
Chip tile pool linings are similar to marbelite pools but are decorated with tiles.
A swimming pool liner is what is called a “beaded” style liner. This means there is a small lip on the top edge of the pool liner all the way around. A swimming pool liner is designed to keep the water inside the swimming pool, which is very important to the structure of the pool.
The main reason of the pool liners is to retain the pool water within the swimming pool and to provide a decorative look.
Why do you need a pool liner?
Pool liners are important because they form an obstacle between the wall of the pool and the water inside of it. Your pool should always have a liner in it.
How long do pool liners usually last?
The average pool liner will last 5–9 years.
Do pool liners fade?
If properly maintained the gelcoat surface of a fiberglass pool is the most durable pool coating available, both because of appearance and life expectancy.
Vinyl liner pools
Vinyl liners for pools are made with UV-resistant chemicals to help prevent or delay fading. Liners fade faster than the permanent surfaces of concrete or fiberglass pools.
An unprotected aggregate surface on a concrete pool won’t fade so much because you see the exposed beads or pebbles, and they’re pretty hard and durable.
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