Posted on: 29 January 2015
The average vinyl pool line or will last around 10 years if you take care of it with proper maintenance. For most of this time, it probably won't show much in the way of wear and tear. However, in time the chemicals you use in the pool, sunlight and temperature changes can begin deteriorating the lining, which can result in serious problems. But given how expensive pool liners are, you don't want to replace it before it's really necessary. The following will discuss problems you might have with your pool liner that could indicate it needs to be replaced.
Deterioration and Cracks
Over time, ultraviolet rays and various pool chemicals can damage your pools vinyl lining. This is why you should regularly examine your pool for any indications of cracking or other damage. If you notice cracks or tears in one or more places, there's a good chance your pool is leaking water. It's even possible that you could have leaks through very small cracks you can't see. One way to determine if this is the case is to check your water level once every week. If in that time your water level drops more than one inch, you probably have a leak in your pool liner. If you have lots of cracks in your liner, it's better to replace it than to waste time and effort trying to patch them all.
Stains and Fading
As it gets older, a pool liner can also begin to fade and become dull in appearance. Since it is a sign of overall deterioration, severe fading can also be an indicator that you might be on the verge of developing (or have already developed) cracks and leaks. Your pool may also get stains from algae or rust over time, and these can be difficult or impossible to remove. These kinds of problems can detract from the beauty of your pool and make it less enjoyable for you, your family and visitors.
Stretching, Slippage and Wrinkles
If there are places in your pool liner where the liner bead is coming out of its track, and you are unable to get it back into the track, this means that the liner could be stretching. This happens over the years as vinyl liners begin to lose their elasticity. The problem is that without the track to support the liner, it can begin to sag. The result is that water can start draining from the pool and wrinkles will be created in the vinyl. Edger vinyl gets older, it can also get loose around the skimmer and the pump. Since liners damaged in this way cannot be repaired, it will have to be replaced.
Be sure to contact places like Pool Service Co. for reliable pool repair and liners.Share