Swimming Pool Repair Helps You Love Your Liner

Posted by Tim Roadnight
Swimming Pool Repair Helps You Love Your Liner

Swimming pool repair can mean many things, from fixing filtration systems to fixing a broken ladder. Swimming pool repair can also mean repairing or replacing a damaged liner. Though liners typically come with a 25 year warranty, they usually only last for about 8 to 10 years, depending on use and treatment.

Losing Faith In Your Liner?

Pool liners are as essential to your pool as the water that fills it. Liners create a barrier between the wall of the pool and the water in which you swim. Above ground pools have liners that protect their metal sides from rusting, as long exposure to water will do. Though most in ground pools have tiled walls, there are some that have liners depending on how they were installed. If you think that your liner might be in need or replacement or repair, consider these signs.

  1. Cracks and tears. If your liner is torn in some places or cracked in others, you’ll need a replacement or repair. One big problem with this kind of damage is water leakage. The cracks might be so tiny that you can’t even see where it’s leaking, so keep an eye on your water levels over the course of a week to know for sure.
  2. Fading and staining. Due to constant sun and chemical exposure, your pool liner might be faded to a dull color that is far from its original brilliant blue. You might even have some algae or rust stains that are too stubborn to move. Though you might be tempted to see these as simple problems with aesthetics, a faded liner means a weaker liner and a weaker liner becomes brittle and prone to tears and cracks.
  3. Wrinkled and stretched. Time takes a toll on the plasticity and elasticity of your pool liner. If you notice wrinkles, or if you notice the liner is slipping out of place, it’s time for some swimming pool repair. It’s next to impossible to pull the liner back in place, and a saggy liner means water leakage and a very sad pool.
  4. Losing water. This is probably the number one revelation that pool owners hate to see. Water loss usually means that the liner is shot, in more ways than one. Water loss can wash out the backfill behind the walls, wash away the sand beneath the pool, and corrode the pool walls. The resiliency of your liner decreases with age, so if you’ve had it for a while, you might need an upgrade.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. If your liner is less-then-perfect, if it looks like it’s on its last legs, it’s time to let go and let us do our thing for replacement or repair.