There are many benefits of an inground vinyl liner pool. They are easily maintained, they can be quickly installed and they are more affordable than other options. However, there does come a time when a vinyl liner pool will need to replace its vinyl liner. For those who own an inground vinyl liner pool, it is important to recognize when you need to replace the vinyl liner. Metropolitan Pools will share some of the causes and signs that you need to replace your pool liner to avoid any major problems such as leaks.
Aging Vinyl Pool Liner
One simple way to know when to replace your pool’s liner is by its age. When a pool liner reaches the average age of 7 to 10 years, the liner is due for a replacement. A liner usually only lasts about ten years, but may need early replacement if the pool is poorly maintained. To get the most out of each liner make sure to keep the pool clean and protected from debris.
Vinyl Pool Liner UV Damage
The one element that can destroy almost anything is the sun. The UV rays can break down and weaken a number of different materials including vinyl. Even though the vinyl liner is under water it can still break down when exposed to sunlight. Signs the liner needs to be replaced due to UV damages include bleaching, or fading, and cracks in the liner.
Wind & Extreme Weather Can Damage a Vinyl Pool Liner
Storms, snowy winters and summers that are too hot can take a toll on the pool’s liner. Debris can damage the vinyl liner, and the extreme hot to cold change can stress the vinyl. The vinyl liner can be damaged by tree branches and other large debris. For those who live in a climate where the weather can lead to pool damages, you will need to replace or repair the vinyl earlier.
Dog Tearing Up Vinyl Pool Liner
Some homeowners will invite there pets into their pools. Where some dogs may love to swim, they can scratch up the vinyl. When dogs get out of a pool it is a natural instinct for them to claw at the edge to give them enough grip to pull themselves out of the pool. Where it may be fun to have your pet swim in the pool with you, they can damage the liner. If your pets cause deep scratches in the pool, you will need to replace the pool’s liner.
Can Chlorine Damage a Pool Liner?
It is important to maintain a perfect balance of chemical and chlorine levels in the pool. Sometimes too much chlorine is added to a pool, and too much chlorine will damage the pool’s liner. High levels of chlorine leads to corrosion and the liner color will begin to fad as corrosion sets in.
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These are some of the basic causes of vinyl liner damagers that leads to replacement. When your pool develops cracks, tears, scratches, leaks, discoloration and fading, these are the common signs that you need to replace the vinyl liner. Replacing the pool’s liner is fast and restores your pool like new. For inground vinyl liner pool replacement, installation, maintenance, and many other pool services, contact Metropolitan Pools today.