HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It can always be a challenge trying to guess when your pool liner is due for an upgrade. While some homes change their liners for aesthetic reasons, others like to keep things simple by holding onto one liner for a long time. But how long is too long? LOOP-LOC, manufacturer of inground pool liners, shares 5 signs that signal you're in need for a new replacement liner. Look out for them below.
- Cracks and Tears: Signs of liner wear are most obvious when you can identify cracks and tears easily in your liner. Liners naturally deteriorate from being out in the sun and constantly being exposed to chemicals in the pool water. Cracks or tears can be signs of a larger problem, like leaking, so you'll need to keep a keen eye on the water level. If your liner has a few cracks or tears, get it looked over by a professional and begin the process of replacing your liner.
- Pattern Fading or Severe Staining: Overtime, pool liner patterns become faded and stains appear from rust or algae struggles. A build-up of either of the latter can be signs of distress by themselves, but stains from old battles can become tiring to look at. If you want to go back to a vibrant, stain-free liner, it's time for a replacement.
- Leaks or Lowering Water Level: If you notice signs of a dramatically dropping water level, it could be cause for concern. Water leakage can do significant damage to your pool and its construction, so it's vital to act fast following signs of potential leaks. While some leaks can be patched, an older liner that has sprung leaks multiple times is practically asking for a replacement.
- Wrinkles, Stretching, and Slippage: As they age, pool liners lose some of their elasticity, causing slippage and wrinkles to become obvious on the liner. If your liner is slipping off its tracks and has loose fittings near jets and the skimmer, it may be time for a replacement.
- "It's probably 15 years old": If your liner has been holding up for a number of years, then it's great that you've really gotten your money's worth out of your investment. However, as your liner approaches 10 to 15 years, it's wise to begin looking into a replacement liner to avoid any major damage to your pool's construction.
Replacing your pool liner may seem like a project, but it's essential for the future of your pool to keep a close eye on the condition of your liner. Good maintenance and chemical balancing can avoid many of the issues above, so keep being a responsible pool owner to get the most out of your liner.
About LOOP-LOC: There's only one company known for manufacturing safety pool covers strong and tough enough to support an elephant: the legendary LOOP-LOC. LOOP-LOC is a global leader in the pool industry with a 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, and 300 employees. Through its network of dealers, the company has sold safety swimming pool covers on every continent on earth except Antarctica. LOOP-LOC now also manufactures a line of luxury in-ground pool liners—with more exclusive designer patterns than any other company—as well as the BABY-LOC removable fencing, a convenient, cost-effective additional layer of protection to help deter toddlers from gaining access to a swimming pool.