When is it time for new vinyl pool liners installation?
For typical in-ground vinyl pool liners installation in New England, the homeowner can expect to get 8-12 years out of an average to better quality liner. There are of course some occasions where liners will last much longer than 8-12 years and sometimes they will fail sooner than that. People often ask, how do I know when it’s time to replace my liner? Here are some of the most common symptoms of a vinyl liner that needs replacing:
- Liner has faded so badly there is no pattern left
- Liner pops out of track and cannot be put back in due to loss of elasticity
- Liner becomes brittle due to sun and chemical exposure
- Liner constantly needs to be patched to prevent water loss
- Large tears or holes in liner
What is included for new vinyl pool liners installation?
Proper measuring of the pool’s dimensions is critical to having a wrinkle free liner that lasts as long as it should. There are cases of less than reputable dealers measuring a liner too small so there are no wrinkles. The problem with this method is there is a tremendous amount of strain put on the material (especially in the corners) and it will usually fail within a few years. Here is a list of what’s included with a new liner installation:
- Pump out pool water and remove existing liner
- Properly dispose of old liner
- Take all necessary measurements to ensure a proper fit
- Repair any minor imperfections to pool bottom
- Order a new liner from a quality vinyl liner manufacturer (usually Vyn-All in New Market, NH) with pattern of homeowner’s choice
- Install new liner using high powered liner vacs to hold liner in place
- Coordinate delivery of pool water (to be paid separately by homeowner)
- Install new face plates and gaskets on all skimmers, return lines, main drains and lights
- Start filtration system if it’s in good working order prior to our arrival
- Clean up job site of all tools, materials and trash
Cost for in-ground vinyl liner replacement varies and is available upon request.