Replacing your pool liner is a high expense, and we know it’s hard to pull the trigger, but waiting too long can result in far more expensive and extensive problems. Here are four things to look for in your pool that will help signal it’s time to replace your pool liner.
- Cracks and Tears. Due to the exposure of UV radiation from the sun and constant use of pool chemicals, the vinyl on pool liners becomes brittle and starts to deteriorate. This results in cracks and tears to occur in the liner and causes the pool to start leaking water. When the pool starts to leak chlorinated water, the water can become trapped between the liner and the galvanized steel walls of the pool, resulting in rust.
- Losing Water. Cracks and tears are not always easy to spot, especially if they are under the pool’s surface. If you monitor your pool’s water level, you should be able to see how much water you are losing if the crack or tear is unnoticeable. By monitoring your water levels, you could prevent a much bigger problem and expense.
- Staining or Fading. Though most liners today can resist fading, they are not exempt from it. When pool liners fade because of the UV radiation and chemicals, the plasticizers fade as well, leaving the liner less pliable. Without the plasticizers, pool liners become brittle, which results in cracks or tears.
- Slipping and Stretching. Given time, your pool liner may start to stretch and slip off the pool track. This is due to liners losing their elasticity.
If you notice any of these four signs, give us a call here at Carolina Pool Builders, Inc., and we will get that pool liner replaced for you. We have the knowledge and expertise to successfully get your pool back up and running for your swimming season. We look forward to your call.