Posted on: 3 November 2022
Inground pools are by far the longer-lasting option when it comes to residential pools, but that does not mean they will last forever without maintenance. Age will catch up to them just like it will with above-ground pools, just not in the same way. With above-ground pools, gravity is working against you constantly, while in inground pools, it is generally the liner that ages the quickest (albeit they still last much longer than in above-ground pools). Here are a few ways in which you can tell that your inground swimming pool liner renovations should be booked for the near future.
Lowering Water Level
Your pool should not lose much water, if any, through natural evaporation, so if you start to see a noticeable dip in the level of your pool, then the most likely issue is that the liner is breaking at some point. Whether this is a membrane underneath or the liner itself, you need to address this soon as the water will almost certainly completely drain out. Not only does this look quite sad and makes the exterior of your home look abandoned, but it will also mean the water gets tepid and disgusting more quickly as filters and vacuums do not work as well on half-empty pools.
Harder And Harder To Clean
As your old pool liner gets even older, it will become harder and harder to clean as it develops more crinkles, creases, and imperfections that dirt and bacteria can cling onto. To top that off, chances are that it will start to fade as well, especially if it is directly in view of the sun. Liner renovations don't always have to happen because there is a physical issue; many people just don't like the look of a weathered pool that looks old and decrepit, even if it still functions okay.
Any pool contractor will tell you that most liners have a shelf life of about fifteen years at a maximum. When you initially had your pool installed, most contractors will tell you that but, understandably, many people forget over that length of time. If you are coming up to that date, you may want to consider pre-emptive repairs so that you don't have to deal with the pool eventually breaking down. It will, if you give it enough time, so why not get a handle on it early and fix the issue before it becomes worse? This means the pool will be unusable for less time and that you can get back to your daily routine quicker.Share