While keeping water from seeping into the outer concrete shell and causing damage, vinyl pool liners provide a smooth interior finish. To know when it is time to fix or replace your pool liner, you need to know how to look for signs of wear and tear. The lifespan of a pool liner lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years, perhaps more under the right circumstances and proper maintenance and care. Today, we at Metropolitan Pools would like to discuss the signs a vinyl liner needs to be replaced and when the best time to do it is.
Wrinkles in Vinyl Pool Liner
Signs of underlying issues with your pool’s structure are stretches and wrinkles. The liner will become loose and pop out of its track in some cases. You’ll probably need a professional pool service company as this phenomenon occurs due to groundwater problems. When you spot a sudden onset of wrinkles and stretches, you need an expert. The professionals have the skills to determine the root cause and prevent further damages to the vinyl.
Vinyl Liner Tears, Rips & Scratches
Small rips and tears can appear in your pool liner due to a chemical erosion, age, and debris. Patching can be possible in some cases; however, you may need the liner replaced if there are major rips and scratches and water has already seeped into the pool’s foundation. It will definitely need a replacement as it signifies the liner is weak and brittle.
Pool Suddenly Losing Water
Though it can be easily fixed, tears and rips usually happen at the waterline. Some tears are not so easy to find, however. You may have a hidden leak in the vinyl if you notice your pool water keeps mysteriously draining. This causes your pool water to leak and drain under the vinyl liner. Having the pool professionally drained and the liner replaced is the best way to resolve a leak. To maximize its lifespan, professionals ensure there is no water damage to the structure, inform you of care techniques, and properly install a new liner.
DIY vinyl liner replacements will out the owners at risk to serious water damage and will receive a hefty repair bill.
It is Better to Replace Pool Liner in Spring or Fall
Fall or early spring is the best season to replace your pool liner. You have ample time to get your pool into shape before the next swimming season and your pool is no longer in use. You can adjust and fix any other issues or include additional updates such as hardscaping or landscaping. The process of replacing the liner usually takes 2 to 3 weeks.
Vinyl Pool Installation, Repair, Maintenance & More in Sandusky, Lorain, Elyria, Medina, Parma, Mentor, Akron & Greater Cleveland, Ohio
Whether you need vinyl liner installation, replacement, or maintenance in Northern Ohio, Metropolitan Pools is readily available to provide quality services. Our team of experts possess the training, experience, and skills to ensure our services are executed with remarkable workmanship. With the use of premium products and state-of-the-art equipment, Metropolitan Pools delivers top-quality services. Call us today to get started with your vinyl liner needs!