05 October 2016
Is it time to refresh your pool liner?
Whilst LSPC Contracting focuses exclusively on high-end luxury pool design and installation, the servicing and refurbishment team tackles a wide range of pool maintenance and repairs and has considerable experience replacing worn, damaged or out-of-fashion vinyl liners, returning the pool to its former healthy, attractive condition.
Pool liners are a popular finish with many private pool owners because of their ease of installation, versatility, and affordability. Generally made of vinyl, pool liners cover the walls and the floor of the pool entirely, keeping the water in place and protecting the pool’s structure.
Typically, vinyl liners have a lifespan of seven to ten years, depending on factors such as climate and usage. One advantage of vinyl pool liners is that their lifespan is easily extendable, which is just as well because liners are susceptible to marks and tears, which can diminish their appearance or make the pool unfit for use.
If the liner becomes worn or damaged, it can be repaired or replaced by skilled pool engineers who will detach the old liner and replace it with a new one – the new liner will be moulded to the shape of your pool and the job can be completed quickly, enabling the pool to be back in use without a lengthy delay.
The design of vinyl pool liners used to be very basic. Once, you could only obtain liners that were square and blue, but today liners come in the full-colour spectrum and with a wide variety of patterns to give your refurbished vinyl liner pool a lovely, fresh look.
Thanks to their versatility, vinyl liners are well-suited to pool automation and unconventional heating methods, as well as underwater features such as steps. This is because vinyl can be easily moulded to different dimensions allowing a high degree of customisation.
If you are about to embark on changing your pool liner, remember that thinner liners bear the brunt of wear and tear much more noticeably than thicker ones, so it’s advisable to invest in a thicker gauge, as this type of liner will last longer, and extend the time before you have to think about another replacement.
In terms of servicing vinyl liner pools, the water chemistry requires the same care and attention as non-liner pools. Getting this wrong can result in stains, wrinkles and discolouration on the liner, whereas regular professional servicing will result in a much greater payoff and ensure a longer life for your pool.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool maintenance, servicing and refurbishment, so if you have a pool that’s in need of regular maintenance or a facelift, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice. If you have an older swimming pool that needs upgrading, we suggest planning your refurbishment for the autumn, so all the work is done and dusted before the next swimming season.