When is it Time to Change Your Pool Liner?
If you’re like us, you love to use your pool as much as possible. But after years of wear and tear on a vinyl liner, replacing it becomes essential to the longevity of your pool.
Just like a good quality liner on your structural wall, Pools of Fun has got you covered.
Signs It’s Time To Change Your Liner
Time Has Passed — If you’ve gotten five quality years out of your current pool liner, it’s time to start paying closer attention. You might have a quality liner in place that can withstand many more years, but through a number of factors including water content, chemical erosion and more contribute to a general deterioration. You’ll also notice that your liner might sag and lose its elasticity, thus creating an entrance for water to flow behind the liner. Spot this problem before it happens.
You Are Losing Water — Sure, you lose water when the kids (more so adults) spend a day chalked full of cannonballs in your pool. And, yes, evaporation can zap your water levels on the hottest days. But a sure-fire sign you liner is about finished is when you begin to notice nicks, tears, or holes in your liner. Then you’re certain water is leaking out. You can only DIY your pool so many times before it’s time for a complete overhaul.
Fading and Discoloration — In the event your pool isn’t properly maintained, the sun and chemicals can wreck your liner. If you notice stains or duller colors on your liner it’s likely that the plastic is about to give way, making the structure of your wall frail and susceptible to cracks and tears.
Making Your Pool Liner Last
The best way to delay the inevitable replacement of your pool liner is to treat the pool with as much TLC as possible:
Constantly maintain a good chemical balance.
Always skim, vacuum, brush, backwash, rinse and run your filter. This will keep fresh, clean water circulating through your pool.
Use vinyl friendly equipment so as not to damage your pool liner.
All of the above problems can contribute to an unsightly look to your outdoor oasis. Maybe the problem is strictly cosmetic, and for you an aesthetically pleasing makeover to an older look is all you need.
Pools of Fun offers many different styles of liners to visually enhance your pool, so when the time is right give us a call!