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    Question Vinyl vs Concrete (plaster)

    Vinyl liner pool vs a plaster over concrete pool, your thoughts? (16x32 in ground) The vinyl liner pool is about 10k cheaper. I plan on living in the house for about 10 years then moving on.

    Is it worth the extra money or is it a preference thing?

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    Re: Vinyl vs Concrete (plaster)

    At 10 years I think you are probably looking for a replacement liner just before or at the sale of the house. With well cared for water, the plaster should go much longer.

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    Re: Vinyl vs Concrete (plaster)

    This pool looks exactly like mine. We have estimated the volume of our pool at 20,000 gallons (it was already installed when we bought the house) using various calculators. Our shallow end is 3' and our deep end is 8' and the width measurements are 18' and 14' and 15'. What are your depths and widths? I would like to compare measurements to compare volume.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will419 View Post
    Vinyl liner pool vs a plaster over concrete pool, your thoughts? (16x32 in ground) The vinyl liner pool is about 10k cheaper. I plan on living in the house for about 10 years then moving on.

    Is it worth the extra money or is it a preference thing?

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    Approx. 20k gal, kidney-shaped, inground, concrete pool built in 1974. 33' long. 18', 14', & 15' across. 3' to 8' deep. Hayward cartridge filter (c1200e). 1 hp, single speed motor replaced 12/2015. In-line Pentair 320 Chlorine/Bromine feeder (do not use). Screened.

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    Re: Vinyl vs Concrete (plaster)

    I did a LOT of research for a possible new build earlier this year.

    When comparing Plaster, Fiberglass & Vinyl I chose vinyl...less cost..a little less maintenance chemically.

    I'd do vinyl if it were me.

    As it turned out the house I eventually bought already had a vinyl lined pool, though it did need a new liner.
    The old liner lasted 23 years!

    You can get 10-15 years out of a modern liner if taken care of properly, which is about as long
    as you can expect from plaster before a refinish is needed.
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
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