Pool Liners: How Long Do They Last?

Pool Liner Marlboro NJ: In short, most vinyl liners will last between 10 and 15 years. Of course, this will depend on a variety of factors such as usage, age, sun exposure, and material quality. Here at Mystic Pool and Spa Supplies, we partner with two trusted manufacturers for the pool liners we sell: LOOP-LOC Luxury Pool Liners and Fox Vinyl Liners.

These liners are the highest in quality and provide a longer lifespan than most traditional vinyl liners. However, even with the best quality materials and installation, all liners will fail over time.

What Are the Signs You Need a New Pool Liner?

Pool Liner Marlboro NJ

Pool Liner Marlboro NJ

Not sure if you need a new liner or not? We have the answers. Check out these common signs of vinyl pool liner failure.

1.      Tears and Cracks

While small holes can be patched in most newer vinyl liners, older vinyl liners get brittle, meaning a patch can’t adhere to it as well. Due to exposure to pool chemicals and UV rays from the sun, vinyl liners will deteriorate over time. This means you should always be on the lookout for cracks or tears. These can signal larger problems such as leaks. If you do spot some cracks, try this test: watch the water level for two weeks or so; if the level goes down by more than an inch, you have a leak.

Get in touch with your pool service expert to check out your pool’s liner as soon as possible so the issue doesn’t get worse.

2.      Wrinkling, Stretching, Slipping

It’s natural for vinyl liners to lose their plasticity and elasticity over the years. Is your liner starting to bead in a few areas or slipping out of its track? Your liner is likely stretching too much. Check for loose fittings around the skimmer and return jets. This may indicate the need for a new liner.

3.      Leaks

Leaks are hard to find by the untrained eye. If you do happen to find the source, you may be able to patch it up and enjoy a few more seasons with it. If you can’t find it, you’ll need a pro to locate it and patch it if possible. If the source can’t be found at all, or the leaks are too plentiful, the liner will have to be replaced. If you don’t, water will seep in and corrode the walls, washing away the sand beneath to result in dangerous sinkholes.

4.      Stains and Fading

Liners fade naturally over time, as a result of old age, as well as exposure to the sun and chemicals. You may be seeing some large rust stains or algae buildups, which you probably find are difficult to get rid of on your own. Call a pro to do this for you. Another reason to replace a liner is faded appearance. If your pattern has become faded beyond recognition, it’s time to upgrade your liner for a more vibrant design.

Contact Mystic Pool and Spa Supplies

Wondering which pool liner you should choose? We can help. Just contact us today to go over your options and pricing, or check out our website to see our varied selection of LOOP-LOC and Merlin liners.