Should I Fill in my Old Concrete Vinyl Liner Pool?


Many of our clients have come to us, inquiring about what they should do with their aging concrete vinyl liner swimming pool that we (or another Dallas pool company) installed 15 or 20 years ago. These clients often had their pools installed when they were raising young children. Now, the children are either off to college or have started families of their own, leaving the swimming pool mostly untouched.

One question these customers frequently ask is “Should I fill in my old concrete pool or replace it with something that won’t require a new liner every few years?” If you have also found yourself in a similar situation and are looking at a faded, worn, potentially torn vinyl liner, you have several options. Your decision will be based on how much money you want to spend and whether or not you still enjoy swimming even with the kids in college.

How much will it cost me to simply dig out my concrete pool and have the hole filled in?

The benefit of going with this decision is that you’ll have more yard surface. However, you obviously won’t be able to enjoy swimming in the privacy of your own home. The cost of demolition, removal and fill-in can cost up to $5,000 depending on the size of your pool and the schematics of your back yard. There’s no question that filling in your old vinyl liner pool is the most cost-effective choice.

I have a budget that will allow me to replace my old pool, but I don’t want to deal with the hassle of replacing a liner anymore!

If you have grown weary of needing a new vinyl pool liner every 7-10 years, (which involves completely draining the pool and then re-filling it, which is definitely not earth friendly) – you may want to consider a fiberglass swimming pool.

You’ll need to invest more money with this decision – potentially between $20,000 and $80,000 (with the upper limit including a concrete deck/patio, grading, pool cleaning, all electrical work and fencing). The benefits of owning a fiberglass pool instead of a vinyl liner pool are many and varied:

No need to replace a liner EVER! Fiberglass pools come as a shell in your desired pool shape and are guaranteed to last! For a quote from your local Dallas pool builder, fill out this form today.

Fiberglass pools have built in steps and seating areas that match the color of the rest of the pool – no more gaudy white stairs!

Concrete pools typically have a coping edge that meets up with the concrete. Fiberglass pools don’t require this edging, and the result is a much sleeker patio that really enhances the look and shape of your pool.

Compared to vinyl liners, fiberglass is much easier to maintain and clean.

Fiberglass pools also use less chemicals throughout their lifetime when compared to vinyl liner pools.

Overall, a fiberglass pool is much less expensive to maintain due to the fact that concrete vinyl liner pools will need to have their liners replaced several times – a hefty cost multiplied.

When you’re thinking about making a big change to your current swimming pool, give Integrity Custom Pools a call and we’ll help you determine the best decision for your unique situation.