Question about in-ground pool!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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312 posts
Helper bee

@MissCountryGirl727:  I don’t really know about the longevity of a liner with a wrinkle in it but do know that my in laws just had a tear in theirs and paid over $10,000 to replace the liner , refill the pool, etc. When I say liner I mean they had to pour new concrete at the bottom of the pool so I’m not sure if we ‘re talking about the same thing. Was the pool guy hired by the homeowner or did you bring your own guy in? If it’s from the homeowner, I’d send my own guy out there to get his opinion and also a estimate for what a new liner would cost just so you know what you might be faced with in the future. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MissCountryGirl727:  If it ends up tearing and you don’t want to pay to repair it you can always fill it in with dirt and let the yard take it back over.  If you love the house otherwise, I wouldn’t pass it up over something like that.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@mseagles:  Was the pool guy hired by the homeowner or did you bring your own guy in? If it’s from the homeowner, I’d send my own guy out there to get his opinion and also a estimate for what a new liner would cost just so you know what you might be faced with in the future. 

+1. We bought a house with an in-ground pool. Unfortunately, the “pool cover” we were left with is really just a tarp. It will cost several thousand dollars to get a proper fitted pool cover. I would definitely have your own pool specialist come out to give advice.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I assume by liner you mean the vinyl pool cover, not the actual surface of the pool, right? 

We don’t have a pool cover because we would have to get a custom one and they are expensive, plus I don’t think you really need one. 

When we bought our house, we knew we were going to have to get the pool resurfaced and looks like this will be on the list for next summer. It is a bummer (and will prob cost around 6k) but we knew this going into it, so it is what it is. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@AnnieAAA:  @shaynapunim:  

I think she means the “wall” of the pool, not the cover actually.  My understanding (when we were looking at buying a home with a pool) is that some pools are created with a liner, others aren’t.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you need to replace the actual wall of the pool because of a wrinkle in the liner……that could get expensive.  I’m not a pool expert but I can’t imagine that being cheap.  

Post # 10
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8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MissCountryGirl727:  I had an in ground pool growing up, but ours was concrete on the bottom and sides.  I’ve never heard of a pool having a vinyl liner. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MissCountryGirl727:  Ah we had tile there.  I’ve never heard of using vinyl in a pool like that.  Maybe it’s because I was in southern CA (the sun is brutal there).

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