How To Build A Liner Pool
The construction of a liner swimming pool can take one of many forms. The simplest form includes a concrete block shell constructed from hollow concrete blocks, which are later filled with concrete. Once this is in place, the lining material is added, utilising a felt backing between the pool and the material itself.
Other forms of liner pools include insulated hi-fibre plastic panels which interlock together, or a collection of steel panels which interlock in a similar way. In some case, wooden frames – similar to those used in log cabins – can be used, but their lifespan is limited to just ten years. Each of these methods have their various pros and cons when it comes to durability, installation and maintenance.
For example, poured concrete is very durable and long-lasting, and it allows for customisable shapes and sizes which can withstand ground movement. However, it is more expensive than other options and there is also curing time required before installing the liner. Concrete blocks are cheaper and easier to install, but they’re not as strong or durable as poured concrete.
In terms of plastic, resin or steel, panels made from these materials are quick to install and still resilient. But plastic can be prone to settling issues, and steel can garner higher costs with the risk of corrosion. Likewise, wood is low cost but has a much shorter lifespan and is susceptible to rotting.