Throughout the United States, there are roughly 10.4 million residential swimming pools. And while having your own pool can bring a lot of joy, the maintenance required can be frustrating to some. Although Angie’s List reports that new pool liner installation will last anywhere from five to 12 years, you may eventually need to consider working with an inground vinyl liner replacement company. How do you know when it’s time to replace your pool liner? Look for the following three signs.
- There are cracks or tears: A cracked, torn, or ripped pool liner is just a disaster waiting to happen. Unfortunately, once these tears take hold, they’ll only grow bigger over time. You’ll end up dealing with frequent water loss and may even have to deal with damage to the pool base itself. You should, therefore, regularly inspect your pool liner for noticeable tears and cracks — and take action if you spot any.
- Your liner is starting to wrinkle or fade: Over time, liners are prone to fading and staining, thanks to chemicals, minerals, or other natural components. A faded liner doesn’t necessarily need to be replaced right away, especially if your pool maintenance professional can reduce the appearance of stains. However, you may eventually need to explore new pool liner installation if these efforts prove unsuccessful. The wrinkling of a liner is a separate issue, as this can indicate stretched-out vinyl (which can be the result of old age, poor quality materials, or improper pool liner installation). If a liner becomes too stretched out, this can lead to eventual tears. To prevent these problems, you may want to replace sooner rather than later.
- You suspect there may be a leak: Sometimes, your pool liner problem may not be obvious to the naked eye. But if your pool’s water levels drop by over an inch in less than two weeks’ time, you’re probably got all the proof of a leak that you need. If you can find the leak’s location, it’s possible to patch it. However, you may need to replace the entire liner if you’re unsuccessful or if the liner is nearing the end of its lifespan.
When kept in proper condition, your pool can provide countless seasons of fun in the sun. But if you’ve neglected its maintenance or your liner has seen better days, replacement may be necessary in order to take full advantage of this aquatic asset. To learn more about how we can help to restore the quality of your pool or with pool openings and closings, please contact us today.