When your pool’s vinyl liner is looking a little worn, you might have some concerns. Though there are many factors that can affect its lifespan, a typical vinyl liner lasts between 10 to 15 years. You can reduce your liner’s life such as not keeping the water in your pool balanced when you live in an area susceptible to ground water problems. Premature wear-and-tear can also be caused if your liner was made to incorrect specifications. Today, we at Metropolitan Pools would like to share the signs your liner is in need of replacing.
Crack or Tear in Vinyl Pool Liner
Due to exposure to pool chemicals and the sun’s UV rays, vinyl liners will deteriorate over time. Being that it can be symptomatic of bigger problems, such as water leakage, it is important to inspect your liner regularly for cracking or tears. Make certain to keep an eye on the water level for one to two weeks if you find cracks. You are likely dealing with one or more leaks if the water level drops by more than one inch. To nip problems in the bud, it is important to have a pool service expert examine your pool’s liner as quickly as possible. Though it depends on its age, patching might be possible. A patch will no longer bond to aged vinyl that has become brittle.
Why is My Pool Liner Fading? What Causes Stains in Vinyl Pools?
Since it is exposed to chemicals and UV rays, your liner will fade naturally over time as it ages. And because stains can be difficult ,if not impossible to remove, you will want to monitor significant rust stains or algae buildups. Aesthetics is another common issue. Any printed patterns fade along with the liner fading. Replacing the vinyl liner is a sure way to brighten up the pool.
Vinyl Pool Liner Wrinkling & Slipping
Vinyl liners will lose some of their plasticity and elasticity over time. The symptoms that it’s stretching too much may have you noticing that your liner beads in several areas or slips out of the track. Keep your eye out for loose fittings around your pool’s return jets and skimmer as well. Out of your pool’s liner, it is best not to try to squeeze more life. It will necessitate additional, costly repairs from the damage to your pool that happens when you let the liner go longer than it should.
Can You Fix a Vinyl Pool Liner Leak?
You may be able to patch it and get a few more seasons out of your liner if you can find the leak. You will need to replace your pool’s liner if you can’t find it, however. Creating dangerous sink holes, failing to do so can cause seeping water to corrode your pool’s walls and wash away the sand beneath.
Inground Vinyl Pool Installation & More in Sandusky, Lorain, Elyria, Medina, Parma, Mentor, Akron & Greater Cleveland, Ohio
When your vinyl pool liner in Greater Cleveland and Akron, OH requires replacing, you need the professionals of Metropolitan Pools to replace your pool liner to ensure you avoid excessive and costly damage. Call us today to get started on your vinyl liner replacement services.