Pool Liner Talk
|April 14, 2011||Posted by h20articles under Above Ground Pools, In Ground Pools, Water Balancing|
You’ve had your new liner pool installed in your backyard! There is beautiful landscaping all around it like a picture framed back yard! The picnic table is set up for company and you’re all ready for the summer to begin! Let the backyard party’s begin!
At the moment everything in your backyard looks great! Sure, eventually, you’ll have to mow the law, do some weeding, wash the pool deck and…yes, eventually replace the pool liner. But until then, let’s talk about how you can keep your vinyl pool liner looking great and new!
The average life expectancy of a pool liner is approximately 7 years. You may even get close to 10 years if you maintain it properly and treat it like gold. If you live in a cooler climate where the pool is covered six months of the year, it may last twice as long as one ithat is exposed to the sun 12 months out of the year. But usually, after seven years of exposure to sunshine and chlorine, it will most likely be time for a new liner.
You can extend the life of your pool liner by winterizing it with a safety cover This keeps your liner out of the sun and chlorine-free for perhaps six months of the year. You can also extend the life of your liner by always maintaining a proper water balance. Avoid allowing your pH to drop below 7.0. This can cause your liner to form wrinkles. Do not over chlorinate your pool and to keep your ph at 7.2 or higher to prevent dry rot.
Both of these factors will help to extend the life of your pool liner. Remember, proper chemical balancing and proper winterizing techniques, followed by a pool cover!