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The Typical Life Cycle of the Vinyl Liner in Your Swimming Pool

  Sep 9, 2016 / by Will Cappiello

Vernon Poolman Inground Vinyl Liner Swimming Pool
While Latham offers a warranty package on all liners, there are a myriad of ways to continue to care for your vinyl liner that could ultimately extend its life and retain the benefits included with a lined pool. If you are a brand new pool owner or just considering a vinyl liner pool then this is a must read!

So how long does a vinyl liner usually last?

Typically, some last from 5 to 10 years and others that are in ideal settings and properly taken care of may just very well last over 15 years. Since you’ve made the investment, ensuring that you make the best of your investment will include properly caring for that vinyl liner. Here’s a list of best practices to make this happen. 

Caring For Your Vinyl Swimming Pool Liner

 1. Keep Your Chemicals Balanced and Use the Proper Chemicals

The chemical test kit that came with your pool is a valuable ally. This is probably the single most important step in extending your liner’s life. Improper use of chemicals and chemical imbalance can zap the life out of your vinyl pool liner in a hurry.

2. Take Care of the Exposed Top Edge of the Vinyl Liner

The most vulnerable area of your liner is the top 6 to 8 inches above the water line. This area is regularly affected by such things as scale, body oils, lotions and airborne contaminants that will cause it to dry out. It’s a great idea to use an approved cleaner that you purchase from your local pool store to clean the exposed edge at least once or twice a month.

3. Use Common Sense

This may seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at the things we in the pool industry see that ruin vinyl liner swimming pools each and every day. Pool vacuum poles are not meant to be used as pole vaults, and vinyl liner swimming pools should never double as hockey rinks in the winter. Be smart about what you use both in your pool area and what goes directly into your pool for fun and games. Make sure that sharp objects, including pet claws, stay far away from your vinyl liner.

Interested in taking more of a deep dive into properly caring for you vinyl liner? Dowload our eBook The Life of a Vinyl Liner - The Care, Lifecycle, and Replacement Process of Vinyl Swimming Pool Liner to learn more.


The Care Lifecycle and Replacement of Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners


Topics: Pool Maintenance, Polymer Pools, Vinyl Liners, Pool Liners, In-Ground Pools, Latham Pool Products, steel pools

Will Cappiello

Written by Will Cappiello

Will Cappiello is the Product Director at Latham Pool Products. He loves working for Latham, the Largest Swimming Pool Manufacturer in North America.

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