In-ground Pool Steps
When I convert my Polynesian Pool low-hung liner to a standard top-hung liner, can I cover the steps with vinyl?
The answer is maybe. Polynesian had several styles of stairs over the years. Some have sharp edges and corners and lend themselves to being covered by vinyl. You can see an example of this in our Polynesian Pool post .
Many have rounded edges and corners and cannot be covered effectively. Trying to cover these most times leads to wrinkles and a poor fit. This is obviously a project for a pool professional and you should depend on him to decide if your steps can be covered with vinyl or not. In most cases, our best recommendation is to add faceplates and gaskets around the step perimeter and not have the liner cover the steps. The picture below shows this example.
In all three of the examples shown below we would recommend using step faceplates and not trying to cover the steps with vinyl.
What are the options for adding steps to my in-ground vinyl liner swimming pool? This is a commonly asked question and the perfect time to add a step is when you are replacing the liner. Depending on what you have in mind, you can go with a stock design wedding cake step or something more elaborate like a custom step with side benches. If you have something specifc in mind, it can be designed. The pictures below show some of the step options that are available.