Vinyl pool liners are supposed to be strong and durable, capable of handling extended use. However, just because they’re sturdy, it doesn’t mean they are invincible. Even so, there are plenty of people who put too much strain on their pool liners, overestimating how much they can withstand. A vinyl pool liner still has to be treated with care to avoid running into problems. Otherwise, you’ll end up facing hefty repairs, or you may have to replace your liner entirely. Here is what you shouldn’t do with your vinyl pool liner.
Either Overuse or Underuse Chemicals
You can keep your pool safer by using chlorine, bleach, and other chemicals. However, you should only use them in moderation. If you use these chemicals too often, your pool liner can experience problems like corrosion and fading.
Not using enough chemicals is another problem. If you don’t use enough of them, your water won’t get cleaned sufficiently. This lets algae and bacteria thrive, both of which can cause fading and stains.
Make sure you’re regularly testing your pool water’s chemistry to confirm that you have the right chemical balance. Abiding by the safety guidelines that your liner’s manufacturer specifies is also vital to preserving the liner for as long as possible.
Draining the Pool
Your pool liner relies on water pressure and gravity in order to keep it in one spot. If you have an aboveground pool and you drain it, you can cause great damage to your pool liner, and this damage might not be able to be reversed. You should only drain the pool if you’re going to get your pool liner replaced or if a professional has advised you to do so.
Not Dealing With Leaks Immediately
The sooner you deal with problems, the better. This is true for practically all problems, and problems with pool liners are no exception to this rule. Leaks aren’t always easy to detect, but you need to deal with them early on. If you don’t, you have a lower chance of being able to patch your liner. If a leak is allowed to linger, the odds of different pool parts being damaged, such as your pool pump, will increase.
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