Types of pool liners
There are different types of pool liners on the market today, all of them suitable for enjoying and getting the most out of this outdoor construction element. Do you want to make a quality leap in the design of your new swimming pool? Before building your pool, start by choosing the right liner or technical floor.
In today’s article we will help you to choose it by knowing the pros and cons of the most commonly used materials in the sector. Let’s get started!
Before choosing a technical pool floor...
You are probably wondering why the material chosen to cover the floor of any swimming pool is so important. The truth is that the degree of watertightness depends on this material, as well as the ease of detecting and repairing leaks. For this reason, swimming pool linings become the neuralgic piece of any made-to-measure work.
However, and before making a firm decision, the team of architects and decorators Molins Design recommends:
-Choose the aesthetics that best suits the outdoor space. It is very important to think about the optical effect you want to obtain. In fact, the material you decide to place at the bottom of the pool will be the key to creating an exclusive and totally original model, which also blends in with the rest of the architecture of the home.
-Opt for the most appropriate sealing. In other words, choose the most resistant and waterproof jointing material to avoid problems of leaks or detachment.
-Think about the type of maintenance. Choosing the right type of cladding also includes thinking about maintenance and cleaning. For example, cleaning a white pool floor is not the same as cleaning a blue or green pool floor.
What types of pool liners are there?
There is an infinite number of options. Depending on the strength, durability and watertightness of the manufacturing material we find:
1. Paint coatings
Although not the most common, some new pools choose to cover the bottom of the pool with a special coat of paint. It is recommended that a special open pore paint is used first, which should then be overcoated with a layer of closed pore paint to seal the chosen colour.
The advantage of using this material or coating is undoubtedly its price. However, maintenance, as you can imagine, will be constant and very costly. After a few years, and depending on the use that the pool is going to endure, it may even be too expensive.
2. Ceramic or tile cladding
Suitable for those who want to create spectacular shapes and make your pool the distinguishing feature of your outdoor area. Tiles can be used to create a thousand and one different patterns, shapes and decorative motifs that are totally original. We are talking about a waterproof material, which in most cases is usually easy to install (it all depends on the filigree you want to place on its surface).
It is the second cheapest option on the market, after paint. It is totally resistant and waterproof, although over time, the tiles may peel off or even lose their original colour. For this reason, we recommend annual maintenance of the pool’s interior.
3. Fibreglass coatings
These are highly durable and resistant types of swimming pool floorings. Their long life span – approximately 20 years – makes them the technical floors par excellence.
In addition, this plastic product offers total watertightness and different finishes that can be adapted to different types of pools.
4. Stainless steel cladding
A highly elastic and flexible technical floor, which offers a sophisticated finish to the outdoor pool of any patio or garden. Steel is a porous and anti-corrosive material, which reduces the risk of cracking.
Its disadvantage is its price, which is somewhat higher than the other options. It also requires daily maintenance to prevent the material from deteriorating over the years.
5.- Tiling with gresite or glass mosaic
One of the most popular on the market, used in pool designs where the decorative aspect has a primary focus. In fact, this element or material has been a trend-setter in recent years, creating a beautiful finish and being one of the ideal solutions for all pool projects. It does not absorb water and adapts to all available pool shapes. In addition, this glass pool liner or floor adapts easily to curved or oval areas and even to stairs or slopes that may be present on the surface to be worked on.
Another advantage of gresite is that there is a wide variety of colours and textures to choose from, leaving the typical blue background aside. Depending on the exterior aesthetics and in combination with the style and architecture of the house, different types of tiled pool coverings can be chosen. White, black, grey or green are currently the most popular. Finally, we must not forget that they are non-slip and require minimum maintenance, as their surface is 100% hygienic and anti-allergic.
6.- Liner or PVC sheet cladding
We are talking about a type of bag, made of polyvinyl. One of the most interesting pool linings due to its easy adaptation to any pool, resistance and long life. As with gresite, this material is 100% waterproof and very easy to maintain, and even allows for different finishes and customised colours.
This material must be installed by a professional in the sector to prevent bubbles or small leaks from appearing on the ground. To do this, before installing it, the professional must properly flatten the ground and adapt it for subsequent treatment.
So much for our selection of materials and types of liners for outdoor pools. I hope that, once again, we have helped you with ideas and tips to build an exclusive swimming pool with all the details. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts about the subject or any further information about the design of your new swimming pool, we will know how to guide you and make your idea a reality!