All pools need maintenance and that includes maintaining your pool liner and keeping it in good shape. Liners generally last for about eight to 12 years, which means you do need to look for signs your liner may need to be replaced, no matter how long it has been since your pool was initially constructed.
Signs Your Pool Liner May Need to be Replaced
- The liner is fading. The liner is not as bright and crisp as it used to be. Sunlight and chemicals may be the culprits. Over time, as the liner fades, it also becomes brittle, and a brittle liner is prone to be punctured, which in turn will cause the liner to leak.
- The liner appears wrinkled. Another sign your pool liner needs to be replaced is if you see wrinkles, since a wrinkled liner easily rips. A wrinkled liner cannot be repaired and must be replaced.
- The liner has cracks, tears, or rips. This means your pool will be losing water. This can be dangerous to the overall structure of the pool base and cause erosion under the pool.
- Water is leaking. In addition to water leading under the liner and possibly causing erosion, sinkholes can develop. Check the water level and if it drops more than one inch in two weeks, this is strong evidence of a leak and not just evaporation.
- The liner is stained or discolored. Stains are not always a sign the liner needs to be replaced. They are unattractive, but depending on the cause of the stains, a pool professional may be able to remove them. Stains caused by algae, organic material, or chemicals may be permanent. If the stains are so unsightly that they ruin the enjoyment of your pool, and a professional tells you they cannot be removed, then replacement of your liner is your only solution.
Contact us at Pool Boy Services for a Free Consultation
If you are concerned and think it may be time to replace your pool liner, contact us at Pool Boy Services. We offer a free consultation and, if necessary to replace your liner, we can generally replace it in just one day. You will be pleased with the ‘like new look’ of your pool that comes with the replacement of the pool liner and other minor restorations that can be easily completed.