Knowledge is power, and consumer knowledge over products can help families make the right financial investment when deciding between concrete swimming pools vs vinyl swimming pools. Carolina Pool Consultants provides our community with top grade pool building knowledge, and how a concrete pool will actually help them save over a vinyl pool installation. Breaking down a concrete comparison of vinyl pools compared with concrete pools comes down to two aspects: cost and customization. Vinyl pools do have a lower entry cost, but their ongoing fees and lack of overall customization options create higher demand for concrete pools than vinyl pools. Vinyl pools have recurring costs associated with them due to their vinyl liner: every 3-8 years the vinyl liner must be replaced, with an average cost of $4000 including water replacement. This actually creates a hidden cost, in the form of decreased home values, as potential home buyers look at these costs that they would be lumbered with, detracting overall from the final evaluation. Add to this repair bills that crop up should children, pets, overhanging branches or pool cleaning equipment puncture the vinyl lining, and vinyl pool costs quickly overtake concrete pool expenses. When submitting concrete pools compared to   Read more…