The liner of your inground swimming pool will be one of the components that will experience some of the most extreme wear and tear over the time that you own the pool. In particular, there are a handful of problems that will have the potential to force you to replace the pool liner.
Excessive Chlorine Exposure
Excessive chlorine exposure can be one of the more common causes of avoidable damage to the liner. While a sufficient amount of chlorine is needed to keep algae and other substances from growing in the water, excessive amounts of chlorine can actually start to degrade the liner. A common warning sign of this problem can be the formation of wrinkles in the liner as this is often the result of the liner warping in response to the damage from the chlorine.
Punctures And Tears
Physical damage to the liner in the form of punctures and tears can be a serious problem as it will allow water to seep between the liner and the pool. This can further degrade the liner while also potentially contributing to damage to the pool itself. Replacing a liner that has suffered large punctures or tears will need to be treated as a high priority in order to prevent further structural issues from developing with the liner or the pool.
Individuals will often choose pool liners that have attractive designs and aesthetics that they may enjoy. However, it should be noted that it is possible for the color of the liner to start to degrade over the years. This can result in the liner appearing to be faded and dull. While this may not negatively impact the structural integrity of the pool liner, individuals may consider it enough of a cosmetic issue to invest in replacing the liner to restore it to its original appearance. Due to the fact that this is likely to be a purely cosmetic change to the pool, individuals may want to wait until after the normal swimming season to have this work done.
A pool liner will be extremely durable, but it will also need to be very flexible. A pool liner that is aging can be prone to becoming fairly brittle. This brittleness can contribute to widespread cracks forming on the surface of the liner. While these cracks may be fairly small, they can indicate that the liner is approaching the end of its life and should be replaced soon. Otherwise, these shallow surface cracks can turn into large punctures and sections of the liner peeling away.
Contact a pool contractor today to discuss your options for inground swimming pool liner renovations.