Pool Liner Marlboro NJ: Vinyl pool liners are versatile, durable and come in a variety of styles and colors, but they do have a set lifespan and won’t last forever. As a NJ pool owner, you may wonder how long your existing pool liner will last and when you should start thinking about getting a new one. Here at Mystic Pool and Spa Supplies, we work with two trusted manufacturers when it comes to the pool liners we install: LOOP-LOC Luxury Pool Liners and Merlin Vinyl Liners. 

The typical vinyl pool liner will last between 10 and 15 years. However, there are many factors affecting that lifespan, from high usage to groundwater problems to low-quality materials or installation. 

Signs You Need a New Liner 

Depending on your unique situation, your liner may only last barely 10 years, or it may last beyond the 15-year mark. There is no set deadline, but here are some tell-tale signs you may need a new vinyl pool liner. 

1.      Cracking and Tearing

Vinyl liners deteriorate over time because of exposure to pool chemicals and UV rays from the sun. Inspect your liner every now and then for tears or cracking, which can signal bigger problems such as water leakage. If you notice cracks, keep an eye on the water level for about two weeks. If it drops by more than an inch, you probably have a leak or even more than one.

Call your pool service expert to examine your pool’s liner as soon as possible so the problem doesn’t worsen. Small issues may be able to be patched. This will also depend on the liner’s age. Older vinyl liners tend to get brittle, making it tough for a patch to adhere to it.

2.      Fading and Staining

Liners fade naturally over time as they age and get exposed to chemicals and UV rays. But be on the lookout for large rust stains or algae buildups. These stains can be hard to remove on your own. Another issue posed by fading is reduced aesthetics. That’s because as liners fade, their patterns do too. Many pool owners decide to switch out their faded liners for bright new ones to update the design.

3.      Wrinkling, Stretching and Slipping

Vinyl liners naturally lose a bit of their plasticity and elasticity over the years. You may notice your liner is starting to bead in a few areas or is slipping out of the track. This means your liner is stretching too much. Watch for loose fittings around the pool’s return jets and skimmer.

4.      Leaking

Leaks are very hard to locate on your own, but if you are able to find where a leak is coming from, you may be able to patch it and earn a couple more seasons out of it. If you are unable to find the leak, you will have to replace the liner entirely. If not, seeping water will corrode the walls and wash away the sand beneath, leading to dangerous sinkholes.

Contact Mystic Pool and Spa Supplies 

If you need a new pool liner, contact us today to discuss your options and pricing, or browse our website to see our selection of LOOP-LOC and Merlin pool liners.