Pool Liner Replacements
Swimming pools can be constructed using a variety of building materials. Concrete, fiberglass and vinyl are three of the most popular. Vinyl is the least expensive of the three. Many people opt for vinyl lined pools due to the economic value. If you happen to have a vinyl lined pool, patching and replacements are inevitable. Patching is easy and can be done without professional assistance. If you are in need of a new liner installation, do yourself a favor and contact Mesa Pool Cleaning Services. We will execute faster and seamlessly.
Vinyl Lining Lifespan
If you opted for a vinyl lining installation we understand why you chose to make that executive decision. After you conducted a cost/benefits analysis, the price is what sold you on this particular option. Hopefully the sales representative informed you that vinyl linings have a maximum lifespan of ten years. Your family received immense enjoyment during the last ten years. Now it’s time for a replacement to enjoy the revelry of ten more. Keeping the pH levels balanced means the difference between a six and eight year lifespan. The water in Mesa is extremely hard. Keeping a close eye on the calcium hardness levels is extremely important in sustaining the vinyl lining.
Patching Vinyl Linings
Suffering a rip in the lining is no cause for a complete replacement. Long toenails, rough housing and normal wear and tear can cause your vinyl to rip. Not to worry because it’s nothing a simple patch cannot fix. You may opt to do this repair yourself, but if you’ve enlisted Mesa Pool Cleaning Services to maintain your pool on a weekly basis, we will install the patch for you. The drawback to vinyl patches is that they are not uniform in appearance. In fact, the off colored patch makes it obvious that your pool is in decline. If the visual distraction is not a problem for you, contact us for all your patch repairs.
Causes of Vinyl Deterioration
Nothing lasts forever and vinyl linings are no exception to the rule. Eventually, the lining will thin, crack, stretch, tear and rip. You knew this going in and fortunately, you accounted for a replacement before the pool was installed. There are two major causes of vinyl lining deterioration. The first are harmful UV rays. There really is no way to avoid sunrays in Arizona. Mesa is known for above 100 degree temps. Unless your pool is located under a canopy or tree, UV rays are unavoidable. Acidic imbalances are another major factor in breaking down the chemical bonds within the lining.
How To Know When You Need A Replacement
When vinyl ages it becomes brittle. Vinyl is a petroleum based products. If a tear is neglected the structural foundation of your pool will become seriously compromised. Put your goggles on, dive into the pool and look for cracks and tears. The chemical composition of vinyl will also succumb to fading. This is normal but if you want to maintain a flawless and sophisticated look, contact us for a new replacement pattern. Around the eight year mark, you may notice a loss in elasticity. This will result in wrinkling and slipping. Lastly, keep a keen eye on leaks. One leak can be patched but several are a clear indication that a replacement is imminent.