We all like to dive in and do things ourselves when it comes to repairs around the home, especially if it will save money and time waiting for someone to come out to fix it. However, some times it is more beneficial to ask the professionals for help and may save you more headaches down the road; replacing your pool liner is one of these times.
Now how do you know if your liner could use a little repair, or if you should replace it completely? Vinyl liners fail in one of two ways: aesthetically or functionally. If it fails aesthetically, the liner has lost its original beauty but still works. Examples include bleached and faded liners, stains, and wrinkles. Some stains and wrinkles can be taken out depending on the cause. In this case it is your personal preference if you are ok with the appearance of your pool liner or replace it to its original glory.
If your liner fails functionally, the liner is not doing its job of holding the pool water in. If you’re losing more pool water than usual and have confirmed that there’s a leak in your liner, you need to take action quickly before the problem gets worse. Punctures, holes, and seam splits can all cause water loss, which means added expense for you in the long run. The majority of pool liner rips, tears, and holes can be repaired. Most small issues can be patched and repaired underwater without draining the pool. Larger holes can also be patched but usually with a lower rate of success. If you can’t get another season out of your pool liner, it is time to get a replacement. If you have any questions about your options, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Performance Pool & Spa.
If you decide that replacing your vinyl pool liner is the best option for your pool, please call in the experts. Changing the liner may seem like an easy task, but in fact is actually complicated and requires great precision. Here are some reasons why your pool liner replacement should be handled by professionals:
Tools and Materials
There are many tools and materials needed to properly replace a vinyl pool liner. Many of those tools, such as a garden hose and paint scraper you probably have around your house. There may be some that you do not, however, which means you’ll have to go to the store to pick them up. This will add to the cost of the project, and also you run the risk of not getting the correct tool or material for the job. A professional will have all the tools necessary on hand at all times.
Measuring the new liner is extremely important. If you do not measure correctly, then you may get shipped the wrong liner and have problems cutting it down to look right. A professional will take care of all the measurements, and install a liner that they are familiar with. If your pool is an unconventional shape or size, then measuring becomes even more critical. You could end up cutting off too much, or end up with wrinkles in the liner.
Length Of Time
If you have never done it before, then you do not know how long it will take you to replace the liner. It may take a couple days, or it may end up taking even longer if there are delays or errors to correct. Professional pool specialists perform several liner replacements,so you know they are experienced in getting the job done right and quickly.
There are other aspects to replacing a liner, but these are the best reasons why hiring a professional is your best option to get it done correctly and quickly. Performance Pool and Spa has experts to install your new vinyl pool liner as well as many different designs to choose from.
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