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Thread: Upstate NY Build

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    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Middletown, NY

    Upstate NY Build

    We are going to be starting a build in upstate NY in the next couple weeks. We are going for a rectangle pool with a bluestone deck. For pools I have two options I am leaning towards.

    1. Leisure Pools ultimate fiberglass 40x16
    2. Vinyl liner. One PB uses steel walls the other concrete, both prices are roughly the same...I would think concrete is the better choice.

    Both would have heat pump. automatic cover, salt system, VS Pump
    The fiberglass is about 40% more in cost than the vinyl, but I am somewhat leaning towards it...any thoughts on this?

    A question I have about the concrete wall with vinyl liner...the same PB gave me a price for a shotcrete pool which is almost double the price with the vinyl over concrete. Why the huge difference here, can one just plaster over the concrete wall in the future instead of replacing the vinyl liner.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Marietta, GA

    Re: Upstate NY Build

    I would go with a liner pool personally. (it's what I'm building)

    Fiberglass costs more to install, more to fix (you can't patch underwater like a liner), limits you to a specific width and limits you to one color.

    You can build just about any shape with a liner pool and have the liner custom cut. (tanning shelves, any shape of stairs you want, etc)

    You could do a 40x20 concrete wall liner pool. Use the savings for nicer decking, coping, bubblers, deck jets, waterfall etc

    See this thread for different liner colors:

    You might not be able to plaster over vinyl concrete pool as the shell will probably not be as strong and harder to keep water tight.

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    Jul 2014
    Liverpool NY

    Re: Upstate NY Build

    Upstate NY pools are best with liners. We get extreme temps. A liner can expand by 15 inches and not tear. My liner is proof. Sink holes can form underneath from expansion and contraction. I would not go with fiberglass in such cold temps.
    Circa 20,000 gal IGP, 12 years old, Hayward SP2607X10, 1 hp single speed pump, Hayward S244T Sand filter, vinyl liner, using Aquacheck test strips and Taylor K-2006 Test Kit, 1 skimmer, 1 bottom drain, 2 jets (near stairs and on the opposite deep end)

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