Has your pool’s liner reached the end of its life? Has it cracked, faded, or deteriorated? Have you noticed wrinkles, sections where the liner has slipped out of the track, or loose fittings around the skimmer? Although liners can last 15 years or more, they will eventually need to be replaced. To do this, you will need to seek out pool professionals with plenty of experience, so that your new liner will be installed correctly and perform well as the years go by. To help you through the process, today we’re discussing the basic process of replacing a pool liner as well as some FAQs.
Replacing a Pool Liner
First, let’s discuss the process so that you know what to expect.
After your pool has been emptied, the old liner will be cut into strips and removed from the pool. Then, the pool and its features (skimmer box, drain, stairs, etc.) are inspected for damage. The pool is thoroughly cleaned after that, with extra care being paid to the liner track. Then, when the pool is primed and ready, the liner is set into place and a vacuum is used to remove wrinkles. Elements that had been removed (like face-plates and gaskets) are either added back in or replaced. Finally, the pool is refilled and the filter is restarted.
What should I do with the pool’s water while the liner is being replaced? Your pool should be drained by your liner installation contractor. Follow your city’s rules (you may not be allowed to pump it into the street, for example) and be careful not to flood your neighbors’ yards.
How can I ensure that the liner fits my pool? Your pool professional should measure the pool beforehand to ensure a good fit. Realize that the liner will be stretched (and is meant to be stretched) to create a smooth and taut finish, but if it is stretched too much, the strain and stress will cause damage.
Can I install a new pool liner on my own? Pool liners are difficult to install, and if they aren’t installed properly, they simply won’t last. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you hire an experienced, talented pro to take care of the job. The majority of liner manufactures will not warren a liner that is not installed by a professional.
How long does it take to install a new liner? Most pool liners can be replaced in 1-4 days once the new liner is delivered, assuming the weather is accommodating. Although you aren’t usually required to stay at home while the liner is installed, we recommend that you do so that you can ask the pool pros any questions you might have.
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If you need to replace your pool liner and you live in or near Springfield, Missouri, contact the top pool builder in the area: Fishel Pools. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident trusting us with the design, installation, and upkeep of your residential or commercial pool. We offer vinyl liner replacement as well as tile and coping replacement. Our vinyl liners are engineered for durability and strength to withstand many years of wear and tear. There are numerous vinyl liner designs or you can create your own design to match your style and personality. For more information, please give us a call at 417-886-6699 or use our toll-free number, 800-994-2090. We look forward to hearing from you!