Buying the right pool liner secures the longevity of your pool. There are more practical factors to consider about pool liners for in ground swimming pools and above ground pools other than style. The gauge, or thickness, of pool liners will affect the liner's durability. The standard gauge for pool liners is around 20 milimeters, but consider investing in a thicker swimming pool liner if you expect a lot of pool traffic.
Above ground pool liners are especially effective for extending the life of your pool by strengthening and protecting the structure of the pool. In ground pool liners, as well as above ground pool liners, are usually easy to clean and help to maintain the clarity of your pool water.
The most enjoyable feature of a pool liner is its ability to let you easily and cost-effectively give your pool a makeover. Different pool liner colors and patterns give your pool an element of style.
Tips on maintaining a
To keep your pool liner in excellent condition, it is
important to maintain the water quality of your pool. Make sure to keep the pH
of your pool water above 7.0, and avoid over-chlorination. Your pool’s
filtration system can help prevent debris from dirtying the liner, but you will
also need to clean the liner with specially designed cleaners when necessary.
How do you find a
leak in a pool liner?
If you find that your pool is leaking water, you can easily
determine where in your pool the leak is located. Fill a squeeze bottle with
colored water and place a few drops in the pool. The water will follow the path
of least resistance and lead you directly to the leak.
How do you get water
out of a pool liner?
When a pool is overfilled through rainfall or an accident,
water can get behind your liner and cause it to float. To rectify this issue,
simply lower the water level a few feet and use a pump to extract the water
from behind the liner. Use a towel to absorb the rest of the water, and then
carefully replace the vinyl liner back onto its track.
How to patch a pool
If you discover a leak in your pool liner, patching it is a
fairly simple process. Repair kits for liners are readily available,
inexpensive, and easy to use. Just cut a round piece of vinyl approximately 5
times the size of the damaged area, and apply to the pool liner using a
generous amount of pool adhesive.
How much does a pool
The cost of a pool liner varies according to the size,
shape, and depth of your pool. Larger and deeper pools require more material
and therefore are more expensive to line, and freeform pools also tend to be
more expensive than rectangular pools to line. As a rule of thumb, expect to
pay between $1.50 and $2.00 per square foot for the labor and materials cost of
a pool liner.