At some point every swimming pool requires repair or even a complete remodel. How to tell if your pool needs a new liner is something the swimming pool service contractors from SwimRight Pools and Spa Repair can help you determine. When your pool contractor pays a visit he will inspect the pool and its equipment as part of the pool maintenance and service visit.

When you buy a pool you will choose from three types of construction materials:

  1. Concrete
  2. Fiberglass
  3. Vinyl liner

How to tell if your pool needs a new liner

The pool construction material you choose will be based on your personal preference as well as the budget for the pool. Concrete pools offer the most flexibility of design but are the highest cost, vinyl liners offer a unique pool for your family, but at a lower price tag.

A vinyl liner pool may not last as long as concrete or fiberglass, but that isn’t to say it won’t last for decades if you work with an experienced pool contractor who can keep the water chemicals properly balanced so they don’t cause any damage to the liner itself.

When choosing a pool construction material, cost and the area of the country you live in may play a role. If you live in an earthquake prone area, a fiberglass or vinyl liner pool will be able to withstand the movement of the ground where a concrete pool may crack. Vinyl liner pools are also ideal in areas of the country prone to freezing and warm ups because the vinyl will move with the temperatures.

When the swimming pool service contractor from SwimRight Pool and Spa Service in Scottsdale, AZ pay a service visit they will let you know whether there are any areas of concern. The environment, the use of the pool and the chemicals needed to keep the water clean all play a role in the life of the liner. It’s difficult to say how long a liner will last, but you should plan to replace the pool liner after about seven years; although some pool owners keep their liners viable for a decade or more.

A well-cared for pool and water chemistry that is kept in balance is something your pool contractor is tasked with and something he is experienced in.

Is your vinyl liner pool ready to be replaced or can you get another few years out of it? Ask us the next time we pay a service visit.