If you’ve been looking at your vinyl liner lately thinking it may be time for a little facelift, then you might be right. Liners usually last about 10 years, and while the colors may stay routinely the same, patterns change.
According to AQUA Magazine, this year’s patterns are bold, and one color in particular, black, is making its way onto the market. Blues usually dominate the market, but beige and gray are making their own namesake, giving vinyl liner pool owners a few more options to choose from.
Replacing the liner is a great way to add a little pizzazz to the backyard and brighten up what may have been a liner that was hot long ago.
The editors at AQUA Magazine also recommends these 10 tips to protect a vinyl pool:
- Keep the pH properly balanced — between 7.2 and 7.6
- Maintain the free chlorine residual between 1.5 and 2.5 ppm
- Keep total alkalinity between 80 and 120 ppm
- Stabilize the pool with cyanuric acid in a range between 50 and 100 ppm
- Keep calcium to at least 200 ppm to avoid corrosion, but lower than 500 ppm to prevent scaling
- Allow one chemical to circulate through pool system before adding another to reduce the risk of bleaching
- Clean the waterline with vinyl-liner cleansers rather than household cleansers
- When closing the pool, circulate the water for several hours after the final addition of chemicals
- Clean and vacuum the pool at the end of the season and keep the pool covered
- Never drain the pool completely, and an empty pool increases the risk of liner shrinking
Ready for a vinyl liner replacement? Contact your Pools of Fun service technician today to schedule your appointment.