Vinyl pool liners generally last 8-12 years, but daily wear and tear, hazardous weather, and other factors can damage your liner immediately and over time. In order to keep your pool looking crystal clear and in top shape, it is important to know what to look for when you think it may be time for a new liner.
- Deterioration & Cracks: pool liners will deteriorate overtime due to the harsh elements it faces outdoors. Keep an eye on your vinyl liner for damage such as cracks or tears, which could potentially lead to leaks in your pool. Be sure to monitor your water level for about a week if you’re seeing extensive cracks and tears in your liner.
- Fading & Stains: A pool liner will of course fade overtime from the water, chemicals, and sunlight constantly hitting it, but significant fading is a sign of deterioration. As the vinyl fades, the plastic begins to break down as well, which will lead to tears and cracks mentioned above.
- Wrinkles & Stretching: If the liner is beginning to slip out of the track and you’re unable to replace it yourself, the liner may be stretching. A stretched, sagging liner will cause water to drain from your pool while also leading to wrinkles in the material. A stretched liner cannot be repaired, only replaced.
If you’re in need of vinyl liner replacement in St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding areas, look no further than Little Giant Pool & Spa. Contact us today at 636-271-2200 to request any of our in-ground pool related services.