Vinyl pool liners typically last about 12 years if maintained properly. As your pool liner ages, activity, chemicals, weather and UV rays will eventually cause your liner to start deteriorating. When that happens, it’s time to consider whether repairing or replacing is the right choice for you.
Replacing your pool liner may be in order if…
- there are substantial cracks and tears in your pool liner.
- your pool is clearly losing water from a leak.
- the color is drastically faded from chemicals and the sun.
- you notice rust stains or algae buildups that cannot be
- you see wrinkles, stretching or slippage of the liner itself,
especially around the skimmer, return jets and pump fittings.
- your pool liner is over 12 years old and you want to be proactive before problems arise.
- you are tired of you liner pattern and want an aesthetic
There are short term solutions for tears and leaks if you are hoping to keep your current liner a bit longer. Keep in mind these are merely patches and you’ll want to address the underlying issue with a more permanent solution as soon as you can.
You don’t always have the luxury to plan a pool liner replacement, but if you keep an eye out for deterioration, you can make repairs or schedule a replacement off-season. Check your liner early this spring to make sure it’s in good shape before beginning your pool opening.
Need an expert opinion? If you need leak detection or liner replacement, contact us and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
4 thoughts on “When to Replace Your Pool Liner”
Thanks for these tips on when to know you should replace your pool liner. It’s good to know that you should look for a new pool liner if yours has cracks or tears. I think that would help make sure that your pool could stay in good shape and that you could enjoy it more.
You’re most welcome, Michaela! Thanks for reading and sharing!
It’s great that you elaborated on the importance of identifying tears and leaks to prevent more damage. Last week, my brother told me that he was planning to have their in-ground pool liner replaced due to old age and to have a complete pool experience, and he asked if I had any idea what could be the best option to do. Thanks to this helpful article, I’ll be sure to tell him that he can consult trusted pool services as they can provide more information about their services.
Thank you for reading our blog, John! We appreciate you sharing our pool tips with your brother as well. 🙂