There is nothing better than having your own pool during the summertime. Many people choose to have a vinyl pool installed in their backyard to offer their family hours of enjoyment each year. When you first had your vinyl pool installed, you were probably filled to the brim with excitement. Over the years, you might have noticed that the vinyl lining in your pool has started to lose its beauty. There are several signs that you might notice in your pool when it’s time to get your liner replaced. Metropolitan Pools is here to talk about what these signs look like.
How Do I Know if My Pool Liner Needs Replacing?
When you have a vinyl pool in your backyard, it is important that you are keeping an eye on the vinyl liner so that you know when it is time to have it replaced. Here are some of the signs that you should be looking for:
– Fading: Any vinyl liner that you choose for your pool we’ll have built-in UV blockers to help avoid fading. However, over time when you mix the sun and the chemicals needed to keep your water clean, fading is bound to happen. When your vinyl liner fades, the problem is more than just the pool looking bad. This means that you’re losing plasticizers found in the liner that work to keep it supple and pliable.
– Wrinkles: When you choose to have your vinyl pool installed with a high-end vinyl line, it should fit the space like a glove. However, if you start to notice that there are wrinkles forming inside your pool, it is another sign that it’s time to replace the liner. Wrinkles might happen because of the age of the liner, the quality of the liner, and even damage under-floor.
– Cracking & Tearing: It doesn’t matter how small the crack or tear is in your vinyl liner, this is a clear sign that you need to have that liner replaced. These cracks or tears will only continue to get larger with time.
– Leaking: If you have noticed that the water level keeps dropping in your swimming pool, it is a sign that you have a leak somewhere. If the water level drops one inch within a two-week period of time, you know that it is not normal evaporation and it’s more than likely caused by a crack or tear somewhere.
– Liner Bead Problems: If you have noticed that the bead of your liner keeps coming out of the track, this is another big problem for your pool. It is most common in corners but can also happen on the walls. Sometimes a pool professional will be able to warm up the vinyl and stretch it back into place, and sometimes you will be stuck replacing your liner altogether.