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Why We Install Gunite & Fiberglass Instead of Vinyl Liner Pools


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When building a stunning swimming pool, there are endless choices to consider. What is the best size? What’s your preference on shape? How about color scheme? And what should your pool be constructed from? At Mastercraft Pool & Spa, people sometimes ask about our lack of vinyl options. Our answer is simple. We want your pool to be made with high-quality, dependable materials that will stand the test of time. While vinyl liner pools are typically the cheapest upfront option, they are not as durable or long-lasting as we expect our pools to be for this climate. Here are of a few of the reasons we install shotcrete and fiberglass instead of vinyl liner pools.


Vinyl liners are far less durable than custom shotcrete and fiberglass. They can be easily damaged, says pool advisor Swimming Pool Steve. This is a bad thing if you live in the Interior Pacific Northwest, or you plan on having children and pets in your pool. A vinyl pool will just not hold up. Also, if you ever decide to sell your home it may decrease its value. Vinyl liners generally need to be replaced over the years. In contrast, shotcrete and fiberglass pools are much more durable and long-lasting. You won’t need to worry about damage or replacements. Plus, fiberglass and shotcrete are beautifully customizable — allowing you more options in shape, size, color, and customization preferences of your choice.


Vinyl liner pools can be slippery, which can be dangerous for both children and adults. Fiberglass and shotcrete pools, on the other hand, provide a much better surface for gripping. This makes shotcrete and fiberglass much safer options when compared to vinyl liner pools.


The warranty period for vinyl liners is typically much shorter than it is for fiberglass or shotcrete pools. This is probably due to the fact that vinyl liner pools aren’t expected to last as long, and therefore manufacturers won’t cover most wear and tear.


Last, but not least, the main reason we install custom shotcrete and fiberglass instead of vinyl liner pools is for quality assurance. With our fiberglass and shotcrete pools, you’re getting the highest quality materials so your pool will last up to decades longer than a vinyl liner pool. You want your pool to be a good long-term investment and so do we. That’s why we always deliver the best. Check out our gallery to see some of our beautiful builds.

MasterCraft Pool & Spa is your premier source for residential and commercial pool and spa design, construction, renovation, supplies, equipment and more. With over 35 years of industry experience and knowledge, we are dedicated to bringing you spectacular products built to last at prices that will delight. Specializing in masterfully designed custom pools and spas, superior customer service, and incredible products, you’ll quickly find that customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. Happy clients. Stunning spaces. Quality guaranteed. That’s what you’ll get with a completely personalized experience with Mastercraft. To learn more or to start planning your incredible pool, contact Mastercraft Pool & Spa today or click here to schedule your consultation! Your beautiful pool awaits.


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