Two Signs That It's Time For A New Pool Liner

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Two Signs That It's Time For A New Pool Liner

6 March 2017
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Having a good, solidly intact pool liner is very important. The liner helps to protect the overall structure of the pool by keeping water away from its walls and floor. However, as essential as your pool liner may be, it's easy to neglect it. As long as the liner appears to be in good condition, you may not pay it much attention. Failing to heed the signs of deterioration could result in serious injury to your pool. Use this information to learn more about the signs that it's time for you to get a new pool liner.

The Colors On The Pool Liner Are Fading

One of the telltale signs that it's time for you to replace your pool liner can be observed by noting the colors on the pool liner. Although you may think that the appearance of the liner is only for aesthetic purposes, fading can be an indication that there are more problems to come.

Understand that if you have a vinyl pool liner, there are plasticizers in the liner that help to keep the water from coming into contact with the pool walls and floor. As the chemicals in the water start to impact the liner, the colors on the liner will start to fade. The chemicals can also eat away at the plasticizers and over time cause them to become almost non-existent. This leaves the pool liner brittle and subject to coming apart at any time. 

The moment you start to see the colors in the pool liner becoming more and more translucent, it's time to call in a pool contractor so you can have your liner replaced as soon as possible.

The Liner Is Slipping In Certain Places

Another sign that it's time to get a new pool liner occurs when you notice that the liner is slipping. It may not be across the entire span of the pool, but even a few places of slippage could mean that the liner is losing elasticity. When this happens, water is allowed to touch the pool walls and could eventually lead to premature deterioration of your pool.

Taking the time to carefully note when your pool liner is in trouble is one of the best ways to ensure that you don't lose out on the investment that you've made in your pool. The moment any of these signs crops up, have your liner seen by a professional so you can find out if it's time to have it replaced. For more information, contact a professional in your area or visit a website like