Many people have concerns about how long their vinyl pool liners last. Ultimately, the way you use your pool and more importantly, the way you maintain it, will determine just how long your liner lasts, though all vinyl pool liners require replacement at regular intervals. You will likely notice preliminary signs of normal wear and tear somewhere between the liner’s five and ten year mark. You should keep an eye out for the following warning signs that indicate the need for swimming pool liner replacement at this point. We at Metropolitan Pools would like to share these warning signs the vinyl pool liner is due for replacement.
Is it OK to have Wrinkles in a Vinyl Pool Liner?
It should fit your in-ground pool like a glove when a vinyl pool liner is brand new. Wrinkles occur over time, as well as the following reasons:
– Underground water
– Pool chemicals making direct contact with the liner repeatedly
– Pool water loss
– Insufficient installation
– Water pH is inadequate
Wrinkles aren’t cause for serious concern as a knowledgeable pool repair specialist can smooth them out in many cases. You may have an improperly sized liner, though you may have an improperly sized liner, it will need to be replaced.
Faded Vinyl Pool Liner
It is time to seriously consider replacing it 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, also it loses plasticizers, which are designed to keep it pliable. According to its design, the liner becomes more brittle, and a stiff, hard liner cannot contract and expand as a result.
Vinyl Pool Liner Coming Out of 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 issue occurs well before the liner is due for replacement, sometimes. Don’t try to correct the issue yourself if this is the case, instead, contact a professional service. Generally, several hands and a special heating technique that allows the liner to stretch enough to get the beads back in place is required for repairing an off-track liner. Swimming pool liner replacement is usually necessary if your liner is several years old, and the beads prove difficult to re-attach.
Stains & Discoloration on Vinyl Pool Liner
It may not be cause for immediate concern if you notice discoloration on your liner. Minor staining on vinyl pool liners can occur from algae, other organic materials, minerals, and even chemicals in your water supply. You or your pool maintenance tech should be able to lift most stains with the right approach. I It may be time to consider replacing the liner if your pool liner is several years old and the discoloration won’t dissolve.
Cracks, Rips & Tears in Vinyl Pool 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 due to UV rays and sanitizing chemicals are harsh and over time, which will allow water to leak from the pool. Schedule swimming pool liner replacement as soon as you can if you can see significant tearing or cracking.
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Contact pool repair professionals for an inspection should you not see this type of damage but the water level in your pool has dropped more than an inch. For repairs, replacements, and other vinyl pool liners, call in the professionals of Metropolitan Pools and let us assist you.