Everything You Need To Know About Pool Liner Replacements

What Is A Pool Liner?

Pool liners are a type of custom made piece or sheet of vinyl that is used between the water in a pool and the structure of the pool. A few kinds of pools will have a plaster or gunite type membrane between the actual pool and the water.

How Long Should My Pool Liner Last?

There are many different types of vinyl pool liners. Most of them will come with a 20 to 30-year warranty. This, of course, may be misleading as this isn't an average. Most pool liners will last from six to 12 years. Above ground, pools may have liners that last from six to 10 years.

How Do I Know If My Pool Liner Needs To Be Replaced?

With proper maintenance, your pool liner may last as long as 12 years. Many won't show a lot of wear and tear. However, over the course of time, the chemicals that are used in the pool and the weather can take a toll on the pool.

Some signs that may be noticed are cracks and deterioration. If you see cracks or signs of deterioration you may wish to consider replacing your pool liner sooner rather than later. These cracks may leak water into the pool itself and if there are cracks, there are also tiny holes that you may not be able to see with your naked eye.

If your pool liner is showing stains and fading, it's also time to consider replacement. Over time, these will begin to deteriorate the integrity of the pool liner.

Wrinkles, stretching and slipping may indicate that the pool liner is stretched out as well. Over the course of time, this may begin to allow water to seep into areas where it shouldn't be. Obvious punctures and tears are also reasons to replace pool liners.

What Are The Different Types Of Pool Liners?

Overlap liners will overlap the wall of the pool and be folded alongside the edge. They are then secured inside of the pool beneath the top rail of the pool.

Beaded pool liners: will require that you have a row of specialized clips to secure the liner in place.

Uni-bead pool liners are also referred to as J-hook liners. These have a perforated edge that looks similar to the letter J. They are typically used in above-ground pools.

What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Different Types Of Pool Liners?

Liners that are secured to the pool with clips or hooks often work well. Other liners may tend to come away from the pool or only rely on the weight of the water to keep them in place.

What Can I Anticipate A New Pool Liner Costing?

New liners are typically more expensive than repairs, however, if the liner is in serious need of replacement, this is by and far the best route to go. A new liner may be anywhere from $3000 to $4000 for inground pool liners. Above ground pool liners will cost around $500 to replace

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