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Can I install a vinyl liner in my concrete/gunite pool?

If you own a concrete inground pool and are wondering if it is possible to install a vinyl liner in your pool, the answer is yes, but we don’t suggest it.

Installing a vinyl liner is perhaps the most inexpensive way to fix a leaking concrete inground pool, but converting a beautiful concrete pool into a liner type pool should be the last resort.  We encourage you to repair your concrete pool if you can.

If you decide you must convert your pool, it requires accurately measuring the pool for a liner, installing a bead receiver around the perimeter and then converting the skimmer and other fittings to the liner type that have faceplates and gaskets.

The difficulty of the conversion depends on the internal shape of the pool, whether the contours in the floor are rounded or sharp, and if you have internal steps or other obstacles.

Every job is different so depend on your local pool contractor to advise if your particular installation is a good candidate for a conversion.

Solid color pool liner walls between the tile and floor

When homeowners visit our website, www.mcewenindustries.com, they often wonder if the liner pattern pictures they are viewing are true to life of the actual vinyl material.

All of our liners today have the floor pattern coming all the way up the sidewall to the bottom of the tile.  When you look at the pictures of our patterns on our website or on our pattern chart, that’s exactly what you will see in the pool.  Homeowners who purchased liners from McEwen Industries several years back may have purchased a pattern that had a solid blue or white sidewall in between the floor and the tile border.

Today, all of those patterns that had the solid color sidewall have been discontinued in response to consumer preference.  As we started offering more and more patterns with the floor pattern coming up to the tile, the solid color sidewall patterns just dropped in popularity.

Another reason the solid color sidewall patterns were discontinued was that the solid sidewall would sometimes get stretched onto the floor during installation, resulting in a messy appearance.  With the floor pattern coming all the way up to the tile, that’s no longer a concern.

Visit our website and check out our liner patterns – what you see is what you get.

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