Though the way you use your pool and more importantly, the way you maintain it, will determine just how long your liner lasts, all vinyl pool liners require replacement at regular intervals.
Usually, pool liners would likely notice preliminary signs of normal wear and tear between 5-10 years of use. You should keep an eye out for the following warning signs that indicate the need for swimming pool liner replacement at that point. Today, we at Metropolitan Pools would like to discuss the signs the liners are dur for replacing.
Is it Bad to have Wrinkles in Pool Liner?
It should fit your in-ground pool like a glove when a vinyl pool liner is brand new. Though wrinkles can develop over time, other reasons can include:
– Underground water
– Pool chemicals repeatedly making direct contact with the liner
– Pool water loss
– Improper installation
– Water pH is incorrect
Wrinkles aren’t cause for serious concern as a knowledgeable pool repair specialist can smooth them out in many cases. You may have an improperly sized liner, which will need to be replaced if you continually deal with wrinkles.
Vinyl Pool Liner Color Fading Significantly
It is time to seriously consider replacing it when you notice your vinyl pool liner has faded significantly. Over time, pool chemicals and UV rays will cause gradual fading while these liners come with built-in UV inhibitors. It doesn’t just lose its natural color; it also loses plasticizers as the liner dulls since it is designed to keep it pliable. The liner becomes more brittle, and a stiff, hard liner cannot contract and expand according to its design as a result.
How Do I Fix My Bead Type Pool Liner Coming Out of Track?
You have got a problem on your hands if the beads that hold the liner in place pop out of the liner track. This issue occurs well before the liner is due for replacement in some cases. Call your pool repair services company right away don’t try to correct the issue yourself if that’s the case. The liner is stretched enough to get the beads back in place with fixing an off-track liner typically requires several hands and a special heating techniques. However, if your liner is several years old and the beads prove difficult to re-attach, swimming pool liner replacement is usually necessary.
Stains on Vinyl Pool Liner
It may not be cause for immediate concern if you notice discoloration on your liner. Minor staining on vinyl pool liners can develop algae, other organic materials, minerals, and even chemicals in your water supply. You or your pool maintenance tech should be able to lift most stains with the right approach.
It may be time to consider replacing the liner if your pool liner is several years old and the discoloration won’t dissolve.
Tears, Rips & Cracks in Vinyl Pool Liner
There isn’t a vinyl liner in the world that won’t eventually deteriorate though vinyl pool liners are built to withstand years of UV exposure and contact with pool chemicals. The liner may develop minor tears or cracks, UV rays and sanitizing chemicals are harsh and over time which will allow water to leak from the pool.
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Schedule swimming pool liner replacement as soon as you can if you can see significant tearing or cracking. Call a professional for an inspection if you can’t see this type of damage but the water level in your pool has dropped more than an inch. If your liner needs replacing, call in the professionals of Metropolitan pools and let our experts assist you.