As it will determine just how long your liner lasts, the way you use your pool and more importantly, the way you maintain it, matters. Eventually, all vinyl pool liners require replacement. You will likely notice preliminary signs of normal wear and tear after 5-10 years. Today, we at Metropolitan Pools would like to continue to discuss the signs indicating you need to replace your vinyl liner sooner rather than later.
Make Vinyl Pool Wrinkles Less Obvious
It should fit your pool structure like a glove when vinyl pool liner is brand new. Wrinkles can develop over time though due to the following:
– Water pH Imbalance
– Water has Collected Beneath the Pool
– Pool Water is Lessening
– Inefficient Installation
– Constant Pool Chemicals Making Direct Contact
Wrinkles aren’t cause for serious concern in most cases, as a knowledgeable pool repair specialist can smooth them out. You may have an improperly sized liner, which will need to be replaced if you continually deal with wrinkles though.
Fading of Vinyl Pool Liner
It’s time to seriously consider replacing when you notice your vinyl pool liner has faded significantly. Pool chemicals and UV rays will cause gradual fading over time, though these liners come with built-in UV inhibitors.
It doesn’t just lose its natural color as the liner dulls, it also loses plasticizers, which are 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.
Beaded Vinyl Liner is Off Track
You’ve got a problem on your hands if the beads that hold the liner in place pop out of the liner track. This problem can occur well before the liner is due for replacement sometimes. Call your pool repair services company right away if that’s the case, and don’t try to correct the issue yourself. Several hands and a special heating technique that allows the liner to stretch enough to get the beads back in place are typically required for fixing an off-track liner. Swimming pool liner replacement is usually necessary as your liner is several years old and the beads prove difficult to re-attach, on the other hand
Vinyl Liner Staining or Discoloration
It may not be cause for immediate concern if you notice discoloration on your liner. Minor staining can develop on vinyl pool liners by other organic materials, minerals, algae, 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.
Cracking or Tearing of Vinyl 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, which will allow water to leak from the pool as UV rays and sanitizing chemicals are harsh and over time. Schedule swimming pool liner replacement as soon as you can if you can see significant tearing or cracking. call a pool repair 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.