When you make an investment in an above-ground swimming pool, you most likely want it to last as long as possible. The goal is to get as many fun summers as possible, and that can only happen if you take proper care of your swimming pool. There are many ways to take care of a pool, from vacuuming to shocking to covering to scrubbing. One of the most important ways that you can protect your swimming pool from damage is by installing a liner. Swimming pool liners are meant to protect the interior of your pool from unnecessary wear and tear, and to give your pool a unique and colorful look! It also helps to protect the swimmer’s feet from the rough pool interior. Liners are generally very smooth and feel nice on the skin. Here are some ways to keep your liner in good shape so that it can do its job properly and protect the interior of your swimming pool.
In order to keep your swimming pool liner from deteriorating, you must keep the chemicals balanced in the pool. This requires checking the pH balance and Calcium amount on a regular basis. If the pool is too acidic or alkaline, it will show when you test the pH balance. Having either of these problems can cause quick deterioration of your swimming pool liner, and therefore shorten the life of your pool. Checking the Calcium amount is also important because Calcium is what hardens your pool water. If there is not enough Calcium, then the pool water is too soft and is therefore not supporting the liner as it should. Without any support, the swimming pool liner will begin to fall apart before it is meant to. Keep the chemicals and Calcium balanced in your pool water in order to keep your liner intact.
Of course, there will be times that you will inevitably need to change your swimming pool liner. Over time, it will deteriorate and need to either be patched or completely erased. If the damage is small enough that you can fit a patch over it, then just go to any pool specialty store and get a vinyl patch kit. If the damage is too large, you will need to replace your entire liner. Also, if your liner is starting to be discolored, there is nothing that you can do except for change the entire liner. The steps to replacing a swimming pool liner vary depending on the style that you have. If you have a beaded liner, you can just disconnect the bottom part and replace that, but it you have a liner that overlaps, you will need to replace the entire thing.
Swimming pool liners do a great job of protecting the interior of your pool if they are taken care of properly. If they are not taken care of, then they will fall apart and as a result, your pool will fall apart quickly as well. Take care of your pool by taking care of your liner, and enjoy many summers in your oasis!