Above Ground Pool Liners usually operate efficiently for a maximum of 8-12 years, provided they are cared for and regularly maintained. Most of the above ground pool liners initially start showing signs of degeneration due to the effects of the harsh weather conditions and pool chemicals. Therefore, it is of paramount importance for you to be alert and know what signs you need to look out for in order to ensure the longevity of your above ground pool liner.
So, how do you know when it is time to upgrade your above ground pool liner? Well, let us help you out.
- It is time to upgrade if you see cracks.
It is common for pool liners to break down over a period of time due to harsh UV rays and pool chemicals. You should regularly check your pool for cracks and fissures in all areas. Your pool will leak when there are cracks in the liner. Spotting cracks and small holes can be difficult to see with the naked eye. Monitor your pool water levels. A sudden fluctuation in pool water may be the first signs of a crack in the liner.
- It is time to upgrade if you notice stains or fading.
A pool liner fades over time because of the exposure to chemicals, sunlight, and other environmental issues. If your pool liner is fading, you should know that it is getting close to time for a replacement. New liners are often created in a way to be resistant to fading, however, they will eventually fade too.
- It is time to upgrade if you notice wrinkles, stretching and slippage
If some areas of the liner bead slip out of the trail and cannot be slid back into position, it could be that the liner is stretching. Above ground pool liners tend to lose elasticity with the passage of time, making it difficult to maintain the liner bead on track. Without the proper support of the track, your liner will sag, leading to water draining from your pool, resulting in the wrinkling of the liner. If you notice loose fittings, you will need to get your pool liner repaired or replaced.
- It is time to upgrade if you notice loss of water
Although most of the modern pool liners are manufactured to be resistant to tears and punctures, there are still chances of tear and punctures in liners. A liner loses its resilience with the passage of time. If you can identify the cracks, you can easily perform the repair work. However, if you can’t identify the precise location of the cracks, you will need to upgrade your liner.
What should you do—repair or replace?
Of course, you don’t need to replace your pool liner every time there’s a problem with it. However, it will largely depend on the age of your pool. If your liner is less than 3 years old, it may be better to repair it than replace it completely. It is also important to pay attention to the area of damage. The odds of the repair work being successful largely differs depending on the damaged area.
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