How To Tell If Your Pool Needs a New Liner
Summertime is here. It’s the time of year to celebrate and enjoy long sunny days, short nights, flip-flops, fireworks, and fun. It’s also time to take advantage of your pool.
Your pool is your summertime treasure. There is nothing better than sitting on its edge and dipping your toes in as you sip some delicious lemonade, or hopping in and letting it help you stay cool in the summer heat.
But is your pool ready for you? Sure, you have it well cared for, and its pH levels are perfect, but take a longer look. Does it still shimmer and glisten just as brightly as it did? Is your pool still fresh and new looking, or is it getting a bit rough around the edges? Has it become old and maybe just a bit haggard?
Your pool’s appearance may be a telling sign that it needs a new liner. Liners don’t last forever because the sun is harsh, and chlorine wears away your pool liner’s luster. But this is more than just a skin-deep appearance issue. This is more serious because eventually, a worn-out liner could cause your pool to leak.
Signs Your Pool Needs a New Liner
How can you tell when your pool needs a new liner? Keep an eye out for these indications:
- Rips, cracks, and tears. Pool liners made out of vinyl break down and begin to wear out. As this happens, you may notice rips, cracks, and tears forming, especially around your pool’s edging.
- Wrinkling. As a pool’s liner gets older, it can pull out of shape and begin to wrinkle.
- Pool liner bead separating from the track. Look all along your pool’s walls and in any corners. If you see that your liner’s bead has come away from the track, maybe it’s time to replace it.
- Change in coloration. Cosmetic changes may be the first and most obvious sign of age that lead to deciding to replace the liner. It just doesn’t look as nice as it used to. Color fade happens as a result of the sun’s harmful UV rays. As these UV rays break down the vinyl liner’s fibers, the liner may lose its ability to stretch. So, if you see that the colors have begun to fade, it can mean it’s time to start thinking about getting a new liner.
- Staining. Another issue you may notice is the appearance of stains. Generally, these are the result of algae growth, rust, or other mineral deposits. Sometimes the only way to get rid of these unsightly blemishes is by replacing the liner.
- Leaking and losing water. Naturally, as you swim, splash and play in the pool, some of its water will be lost. But if you see your pool’s water levels consistently dropping, it might be time for a new liner.
At Pools of Fun, we’re here to meet all of your pool’s needs. If your pool is showing signs that its liner needs to be replaced, contact us today.