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When to Replace Your Above Ground Pool Liner

When to Replace Your Above Ground Pool Liner

As a pool owner, it's essential to keep an eye on the condition of your above ground swimming pool liner. Over time, wear and tear can occur, leading to the need for a replacement. But how do you know when it's time to replace your pool liner? Here are some key signs to look out for:

1. Visible Damage

damaged swimming pool liner

If you notice visible damage such as tears, holes, or punctures in your pool liner, it's time to consider a replacement. These damages can lead to leaks and affect the overall integrity of your pool.

Keep in mind that not all liner damage is visible to the eye. Micro-abrasions may be too small to notice but they can lead to leaking. 

2. Fading or Discoloration

Over time, exposure to the sun and pool chemicals can cause your pool liner to fade or become discolored. This not only affects the aesthetic appeal of your pool but can also indicate that the liner is deteriorating.

Fading of a pool liner is just an indication that it is aging. Fading is not a critical issue but is sign that it will need to be replaced within a few years.  

3. Wrinkles or Bunching

If you start to notice wrinkles or bunching in your pool liner, it could be a sign that the liner is losing its elasticity. This can lead to more significant issues down the line, such as leaks or uneven water levels.

4. Water Loss

If you find yourself constantly needing to top up your pool water, it could be a sign that your liner is leaking. A leaking liner not only wastes water but can also damage the surrounding area of your pool.

Water loss from you above ground pool is not always caused by a leaky liner. You should also check your pump, filter, plumbing, and all seals. 

5. Age of the Liner

Most above ground swimming pool liners have a lifespan of around 5-10 years, depending on the quality of the material and how well it's maintained. If your liner is reaching the end of its expected lifespan, it's a good idea to start considering a replacement.

By keeping an eye out for these signs, you can ensure that your above ground swimming pool remains in top condition. If you notice any of these issues, it's best to consult with a local pool professional to determine the best course of action for replacing your pool liner.

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