In order to protect your investment and enjoy your pool for as long as possible, it is essential to monitor the condition of your pool liner and replace it at the right time. It is obviously much less expensive to replace a worn liner than to deal with the extensive damage that can be caused when a liner tears.
Over the years, a liner becomes like plastic: it loses all elasticity and can split open, leaving the pool to empty in minutes, if not seconds. A liner that tears when the pool is full can injure swimmers, damage the yard and flood a basement.
Most pool liners have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, depending on the quality of the construction and thickness. An inground pool liner is generally thicker and will last at least 15 years, while an above ground pool liner will need to be replaced after about 10 years.
What to watch for:
- Your pool is losing water rapidly. The liner may be cracked or torn.
- The liner is discoloured. It is not necessarily finished, but this is not a good sign, especially if it has been in use for several years.
- Colour is faded to the point where you can no longer see the pattern can also be a sign that the liner is worn.
- The liner is dry and rough, especially above the waterline.
When is the best time to replace the liner?
It is best to replace the liner at the beginning of the season, as the work requires emptying the pool. By replacing the liner early in the spring, you won't lose any precious time in the pool!
Call your Sima dealer
Replacing your liner is an important investment. The liner must be replaced with precision and care in order to keep your pool watertight and to avoid damage to all or part of the structure. Your Sima expert has the necessary skills backed by a strong reputation. Trust your dealer to get the job done right!