Pool Liner Marlboro NJ: Wondering how long your vinyl pool liner will last? In general, they last between 10 and 15 years, but this will depend on a variety of factors such as age, usage, sun exposure, and material quality. Here at Mystic Pool and Spa Supplies, we partner with two trusted manufacturers when it comes to the pool liners we offer: LOOP-LOC Luxury Pool Liners and Merlin Vinyl Pool Liners.
They are high in quality and offer a longer lifespan than most vinyl liners. Still, there will come a time when even the best liners will start to fail.
4 Signs You Need a New Pool Liner
Your liner may last barely 10 years, or it may last well beyond the 15-year mark. Nothing is set in stone and the lifespan of your liner will depend on your unique situation. Check out these common signs you need a new vinyl liner.
Leaks are tough to locate on your own. If you can find the source of the leak on your own, you can patch it and possibly get a few more seasons out of it. If you can’t find the leak, the liner will need to be replaced. If you leave it unchecked, seeping water will corrode the walls and wash away the sand beneath. This leads to the creation of dangerous sinkholes.
2. Cracks and Tears
Due to exposure to pool chemicals and UV rays from the sun, vinyl liners deteriorate over time. Take the time every now and then to inspect your liner for cracks or tears. If you see these, they can be signs of bigger problems such as water leaks. Got cracks? Keep an eye on the water level for two weeks or so; if the level drops by more than an inch, you have at least one leak, if not several.
Contact your pool service expert to check out your pool’s liner as soon as possible so the problem doesn’t get worse. Small holes can be patched, depending on the liner’s age. Older vinyl liners get brittle, meaning a patch can’t adhere to it as well.
3. Stains and Fading
Liners fade naturally over time. This happens with exposure to the sun and chemicals, as well as their age. Look for large rust stains or algae buildups, which are tough to remove on your own. Call a pro. Another reason to replace a liner has to do with appearance. If you have a faded pattern, you may want to upgrade your liner for a more vibrant design.
4. Wrinkling, Stretching, Slipping
Over the years, vinyl liners will naturally lose a bit of their plasticity and elasticity. So if you are finding that your liner is starting to bead in a few areas or slipping out of the track, this is a sign your liner is stretching too much. Watch out for loose fittings around the pool’s return jets and skimmer. If you see this issue repeatedly, you will need a new one.
Contact Mystic Pool and Spa Supplies
Need a new pool liner? Just contact us today to go over your options and pricing, or check out our website to view our selection of LOOP-LOC and Merlin liners.