With the heat of summer well on the way, many homeowners will spend more time outside entertaining and relaxing by the pool. Like many other items around your home, your pool needs to be clean and properly maintained for you to enjoy. Your pool liner, for example, needs maintenance, repairs, and depending on the condition, possibly replacement. If your pool liner looks a little worse for wear this season, the experts at Metropolitan Pools can help. Pool liners typically last 10 to 15 years, but the longevity of your pool liner also depends on how well you take care of it. The experts at Metropolitan Pools have provided information on when to replace your Vinyl pool liner versus when to repair it.
How Do I Know if I Need a New Pool Liner?
1. Scratches, Tears, or Rips in Vinyl Pool Liner: Age, general wear, and tear, chemicals, and debris- can all affect your liner and cause tiny scratches, tears, and rips. Depending on the extent of damage, a small patch can be used to prevent water from damaging the pool structure. If the damage is extensive and water has already passed into the foundation, your pool liner will need to be replaced, especially if you notice tears begin to appear throughout the pool.
2. Vinyl Liner Stretching & Wrinkling: Stretching and wrinkling are often tell-tale signs of problems with your pool’s structure. One of the primary causes is problems with the groundwater, especially if wrinkling and stretching appear suddenly. Your Metropolitan Pools expert technicians can correctly diagnose the issue, make the necessary repairs, and prevent further damage.
3. Water is Draining from Your Pool: It is not uncommon for tears and rips to occur along the waterline; fortunately, these can be easily repaired. That being said, some tears are not as easy to see and go unnoticed until the water level in your pool begins to drop. A change in water level most often indicates a leak in your vinyl liner. Your Metropolitan Pools experienced technicians can professionally drain your pool and install a new liner. Replacing your pool liner is not a project you want to attempt alone. You risk injury and severe damage resulting in an expensive repair bill.
When is the Best Time of Year to Replace My Pool Liner?
If you plan on replacing your liner, wait until fall when your pool is unused. After all, you want to enjoy your pool during the summer when the weather is warm, and the water is refreshing. The installation process typically takes 2 to 3 weeks, and you can often find better pricing than waiting until the spring.
How Do I Treat & Care for My New Vinyl Pool Liner?
Taking good care of your new pool liner will extend its life for years of service. Keeping chemicals in the correct balance will prolong the life of your liner, and regularly cleaning your pool will help remove particles that can damage your liner while keeping your pool covered when not in use will keep leaves out and protect your new liner from harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause your liner to age prematurely and become brittle. You can expect years of service from your new vinyl pool liner when you take the time to care for and maintain your pool correctly.
Vinyl Pool Installation, Repair, Maintenance & More in Sandusky, Lorain, Elyria, Medina, Parma, Mentor, Akron & Greater Cleveland, Ohio
Contact the experts at Metropolitan Pools today to schedule an appointment and learn more about pool maintenance, vinyl pool liner repair, and new vinyl liner installations for your Greater Cleveland & Akron, OH home.