Pool Liner Information
Pool wall foam protects the pool liner from damage caused by wear and tear. It acts as a barrier between the pool wall and the liner, helping reduce friction. It also shields the pool liner from damage caused by corrosion on steel pool walls.
Bathtub ring is residue build-up at the water line, that can weaken the vinyl and lead to premature liner failure. This is caused by the combination of sunscreen, lotions, body oils, and airborne pollutants. Over the course of time, bathtub ring can destroy the clear coat finish of the liner, which provides protection against UV radiation and harsh chemicals.
To get rid of bathtub ring, you should clean your tile line regularly, especially after heavy use, with an approved vinyl liner cleaning product.
A darker liner may help heat the pool water, by a very small amount. However, the key factors for heating a pool are exposure to sunlight, use of a solar blanket and a pool heater.
To ensure that the liner fits your pool, it should be measured by a pool professional beforehand. It is important to note that the liner will be stretched to create a smooth and taut finish. Stretching the liner too much can cause serious damage.
If your pool liner in leaking, you need to patch it. To patch the leaking, you need a piece of the liner or a pool liner patch kit, some pool liner patch glue, and a pair of scissors. You should know where the pool liner is leaking. Follow the steps below to properly patch the leak in your pool liner:
1. Measure the area that needs to be patched.
2. Cut the area at least 2″ inches bigger than the hole in the liner.
3. Round off the edges of the swimming pool patch by cutting the patch into a circle.
4. Apply the vinyl adhesive on the rough side of the leakage.
5. Fold the patch in half by sticking the adhesive sides together.
6. Unfold the patch material and place it over the leakage in the pool. If the leakage is under water, wait until you are near the leakage to unfold the patch.
7. Put direct pressure on the patch for approximately five minutes.
Good quality thick liners can last between five to eight years. Cheap and thin liners will last only three to five years on average. In most cases, an average in-ground pool liner will last 6-12 years and an above ground pool liner will last 6-10 years.
Pool liners can be easily damaged if they are not treated properly. It is very common to find damages caused by children pole-vaulting with a vacuum pole, or from using the pole as a spear. Set rules about what can be used in and around the pool
Pool liners can be easily damaged if they are not treated properly. It is very common to find damages caused by children pole-vaulting with a vacuum pole, or from using the pole as a spear. Set rules about what can be used in and around the pool.
Wait until the water is just below the fitting before re-attaching the new face plates and gaskets. This will allow the vinyl liner material to stretch into place. Make sure that the gaskets are firm and the screws are tight to prevent any leaks. Once the face plate and the gaskets are re-installed, cut out the vinyl liner inside the faceplate.
Different factors affect the longevity of a vinyl liner such as water chemistry, the pool chemicals, UV exposure as well as geography. Vinyl pool liners can last up to 10 years or longer with proper chemical levels and routine use and maintenance.