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Vinyl-liner pools are the most personalized pool projects we undertake at Goodall Pools & Spas. They allow for total customization in the pool’s size, shape, depth, liner color, and special features. As such, they generally require the most time to build, but the end result is well worth the wait, as hundreds of past Goodall clients can tell you.

General Construction Process for a Vinyl-Liner Pool

A vinyl-liner pool, typically, takes between 6 and 8 weeks to build (note: construction times vary depending on the complexity of the project). Below is the general flow of construction processes to create this type of pool.

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Excavating involves digging a large hole in the ground, leveling the bottom, and preparing it to receive the pool structure before installation.

Installation of Steel Frame

After excavation we install the steel framework. This includes bolting individual panels together and leveling the entire framework.


The pool’s plumbing systems are installed along with any interior lighting elements.

Install Braces and Deck Supports

Installing braces in an inground pool means reinforcing the walls of the pool with metal supports to ensure they stay in place during the backfilling process. In this process, we also create a solid foundation for the pool deck.

Pour Footer/Equipment Pad

This is when we pour concrete around the base of your pool to bind the steel section together. At this time, we also pour concrete for the equipment pad.

Set Equipment

Setting the equipment involves placing the essential pool equipment on the equipment pad including the pool pump and filter.

Backfill Pool/Rough Grade

Backfill refers to filling up the outside of the pool walls or hardscape walls with soil or gravel after it has been installed in the excavated hole. Completing a rough grade of a pool installation involves smoothing and leveling the soil around the pool area (no grass replanted). 

Stone Where Patio is Going

Here, we apply a layer of stone to act as a foundation for the pool deck and the patio areas.

Form/Rebar/Bonding of Concrete

Forming, rebar, or bonding concrete in a pool deck or patio installation refers to the process of preparing and reinforcing the concrete base before pouring and smoothing it out.

Phase 3: Construction - Vinyl Liner Pool

Pour Concrete

We pour the concrete into the pool deck and patio areas. This portion of the project is weather-dependent. Optimal temperatures and ground conditions are necessary to ensure the best product.

Lay Bottom Material

This step involves placing a layer of sand or other material on the excavated ground to create a smooth surface for the vinyl liner.

Installation of Liner and Water

The vinyl liner is laid and secured across the pool structure. When the liner is in place, water goes into the pool.

Electric Work

Electrical wiring and bonding are completed, ensuring that the electrical operates as it should and that all the pool equipment is functional. 


A fence is erected according to Pennsylvania Zoning guidelines for inground pools.


The surrounding backyard is adorned with landscaping elements to complement the pool environment.


Goodall staff conduct an onsite training lesson with the pool owner after water is in the pool. Here, we teach you how to operate and maintain your pool and its equipment. 

Sundek Overlay

About 30 days after the concrete is poured, we can apply a Sundek overlay which adds stylish colors and textures to the concrete surface.

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Reviews from Our Customers

We are proud of the work we have done throughout our community in Central Pennsylvania for several decades. The words and experiences of our customers are what we are most proud of. See what our customers are saying about how Goodall Pools & Spas has helped them enjoy sparkling water and lifelong memories.

Lois Shuman

Start to finish my experience with Goodall Pools has been spot on. Highly recommend if you are looking to purchase a swim spa, take time to talk with them. They made the process super easy.

Kathy Bagian

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Jodi Bova

Purchased pool chemicals for the upcoming season. Staff is very helpful. Love the pre-season sale!

Barbera Wilson

Very helpful in testing water sample quickly and providing results. They always have the chemicals needed at the store and are friendly and effective!

Donald Meyers

Goodall Pools just replaced the liner in my inground pool and installed a new LED light and controller. They did a great job. The pool looks great and the new LED light is interesting with many different colors and "light shows.” I'm very happy with the service from Goodall Pools.

Linda Cober

Everyone is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. They always give me good advice.

Marci Lebo

Knowledgeable, friendly staff and technicians who deliver amazing customer service. As a new home and pool owner, I was overwhelmed when I took the cover off for the first time this season and found a pool that literally looked like a swamp. Bob Goodall and his army of pool experts took my pool from a murky green nightmare to crystal clear, beautiful water in no time. I can’t thank them enough!

Brad Boyer

I have used Goodall Pools many times over the years. I have always found them to be very responsive and professional each and every time. I highly recommend them for any pool need.

Mir Elias

Always responsive and professional. Helped us renovate a 20-year old pool and taught us the ropes on what to keep my eye on with our various pool components through their excellent Gold Member service. They keep the pool clean and sparkling blue. We’ve enjoyed interacting with every person we’ve met there from the owners onwards. Truly a unique and solidly family owned business that we need more of. Thank you!

Janet Turner

Designed and installed a resort-feel beautiful pool with lots of features. We absolutely love it. The store employees are wonderful about testing our pool water (no matter how many times I take samples in) and explaining the computer printout that tells me exactly how much of each chemical my pool needs. I highly recommend Goodall Pools!

Amber Wilson

First time saltwater pool owner. They were very helpful, knowledgeable and patient. They went over everything I needed to know and step by step of what I need to do. Look forward to dealing with them for all my future pool supplies and questions.

Deborah Celano

Since we are new to the hot tub experience, we had a lot of questions and concerns. Adam at Goodall Pools/Spas was most professional and extremely patient making sure we understood the process of maintaining our hot tub. He printed out and walked us through all the instructions we required to keep our hot tub sparkling clean.

Derek “Dr. Google” Bicksler

Great company, and more importantly, great people. Awesome multigenerational family owned business that doesn't just sell pools and spas, but you can tell they also really care about their customers. Highly recommend!

Kim Wetzel

I’m a new spa owner and am in the actual showroom often with tons of questions.They have always taken the time to make sure I know what I’m doing and how to correct any issues. Great customer service!

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