When to Replace a Vinyl Liner

When to Replace a Vinyl Liner
November 19/2018

You’ve been a responsible swimming pool owner and tried your best to take good care of your investment. But now, it’s been several years and you’re starting to wonder if it’s time to replace your pool liner.

How to find out if you need to replace your pool liner

There are a few signs that can tell you it's time to replace your liner. The checklist below is a guideline.

1 - Is your swimming pool losing water too quickly? If so, the liner may have some small holes that are causing water loss.

2 - Does your liner feel brittle? Older liners go from soft and rubbery to brittle.

3 - How is the colour? Has it faded significantly and is it looking unsightly?

Most swimming pool liners last up to 15 years depending on its construction and thickness.

Think of your new liner as a chance to give your swimming pool a facelift

Replacing your swimming pool liner is a great chance to update the look of your swimming pool. A new swimming pool liner can completely change the look and feel of your swimming pool transforming it from a lagoon to a sandy beach.

Buying considerations

When shopping for your new liner, you will want to keep a few key items in mind. Look for a liner that is UV protected and mold resistant. Also, be sure to insist upon a reputable manufacturer that only uses virgin, North American sourced vinyl.  Cheaper vinyl from overseas may look fine at first, but will often prematurely fade and wrinkle.  30 gauge liners are the industry standard and are the perfect thickness for residential pools.  This is an expensive replacement, and you don’t want to have to do it again.

Only use experts

Replacing your liner is a big investment and something that should last you a long time. Don’t trust this job to just anyone. Use a local installer, preferably Breezewood Pools, with skill and a good reputation for your liner replacement. Should there ever be any issues with leaking, tears or anything else you will want to ensure that it has been installed as per the warranty requirements, otherwise you may have to foot the repair bill on your own.



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