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5 Things to Avoid with Vinyl Pool Liners

Your vinyl pool liner has many enemies and ideally we know you would like it to look new and last as long as possible. But between natural elements and the routine chemical maintenance of pools, these factors all help to conspire against the liner. Sun damage, acid rainfall, failure to maintain appropriate chemical levels, another other scenarios can all work to shorten the lifespan of your vinyl pool liner.

But some of these scenarios can be avoided. Careful maintenance, checking of pH levels and calcium levels will help keep the liner from staining and becoming brittle before its useful life should end. You should get anywhere between 10-15 years or more from your vinyl pool liner, but in order to do that you should try your best to help it survive the ravages of time and use.

First and foremost, all vinyl pool liners made by the Pool Liner Factory Outlet are constructed with the highest grade vinyl on the market – meaning that you’ll find no longer lasting pool liners anywhere else.

Even still, here are some of the most common things you should avoid if you have a pool with a vinyl pool liner:

Sharp objects and other abrasive materials. Anything that might lead to poking holes or scratching the liner itself should be kept away from the pool. Avoiding these items around your pool can also help you avoid  tears or rips in your vinyl pool liner. You should also be careful when you’re cleaning or vacuuming your vinyl pool liner. Creating friction creates a risk that you’ll scratch or rub the pattern right off. The vinyl liners from the Pool Liner Factory Outlet are protected by a topcoat which protects the pattern from abrasion and chemical damage.

Pets in the pool. One common cause of tears and rips in liners are pets in the pool – as much as you love your dog, do not let your pet use the pool. Claws can scratch, tear, or punch holes in vinyl liners.

Overusing chemicals. If you have a vinyl pool liner you should be meticulous with your chemical treatments. A high chlorine level or a low pH level may cause the liner to pucker or bleach the color out of it.

Not maintaining proper water levels. Too much of a drop – six inches above the floor of the pool, for instance – can allow the liner to relax and slip. Older vinyl pool liners can also crack or stretch with changing water levels so be sure that your pool is filled to the appropriate level.

Not using a pool cover. Pool covers not only protect your pool from yard waste and weather, but it also serves to help your pool liner as well as it blocks out harmful UV rays that can fade and shorten the lifespan of your liner.

Have any tips or tricks for preserving your pool liner? Share them with us! And when the time comes to replace the lining in your pool, you know where to turn – www.poollinerfactoryoutlet.com.