The pool liner is one of the most crucial components of your pool’s structure. It provides a barrier between the water and the concrete, preventing leaks and keeping the water inside the pool. Over time, the liner will show signs of wear and tear.
Here are some warning signs that it is time for a liner replacement.
- Fading or Discolouration
As your pool liner ages, it can lose its colour and become faded. If your liner looks dull or discoloured, it indicates that the time has come for a liner inspection and possible replacement.
- A Leaking Pool
If you notice that the water level in your pool is decreasing faster than usual or if you see water seeping out of the sides or bottom, it is a sign that you have a leak in your liner. Not addressing this can lead to further damage to your pool and the surrounding areas.
- Wrinkles in the Liner
As the liner ages, it can become wrinkled or loose. Wrinkles can create a tripping hazard for swimmers and trap dirt and debris, making it harder to clean your pool.
- Tears in the Liner
Tears can occur from age, improper installation, or damage caused by sharp objects. If tears are not managed, they can further damage your pool and increase the risk of leaks.
- Stains on the Liner
Stains can occur from chemicals, sun exposure, or algae growth. If the stains are left untreated, they can become permanent and make your pool look unsightly.
What to Do if You Notice These Warning Signs
You should contact your professional pool service company if you notice any of the signs above. They will inspect your pool and recommend the type of liner that is right for your pool.
Delaying the repair can lead to further damage to your pool and significantly increase the repair cost in the long run.
Another point to consider is the age of your pool liner. Your service provider will recommend that you replace your liner every 7 to 12 years to ensure your pool’s ongoing safety and longevity.
If you have any concerns about your liner, contact Olympic Pool Services today to schedule an inspection and get expert advice on pool liner replacement.