Swimming Pool Liners and Liner Thickness: What You Need to Know

If you are looking for a new vinyl liner for your in ground or above ground pool, you should consider several things before you decide to buy a liner replacement. Most people just think about the color and the design of the liner. However, the thickness of a vinyl liner is probably the most important part of choosing this part of the pool.

How Thick Should Your Vinyl Liner Be?

This is a question we often hear. The thinnest pool liner you should get is 20 mils. (Vinyl liners are measured in units called mils.) Be sure that the liner you choose is resistant to cracking, tearing, and puncturing. In some cases, it may be possible to get a liner patched, as opposed to replacing it. If you are going to have a lot of kids in your pool, if your dog likes to jump in the pool, or if there will be a lot of toys that will sink to the bottom of the pool, then you should pick a thicker liner.

Taking Care of Your Vinyl Pool Liner

No matter what kind of liner you buy, it’s important to keep it in excellent condition so that you can enjoy it year after year.

Three things that you can do to make your liner last and look beautiful:

1.      Your liner must be installed properly by a professional. They know exactly how a liner is applied to the pool. Otherwise, the liner may not protect all parts of the pool, and may wrinkle.

2.      Chlorine and pH must be within a certain range. Your pool chemicals affect the health and flexibility of your liner. If your chemical balance is correct, then your liner will last much longer. If it’s not correct, it will dry out prematurely.

3.      Be sure to keep items like glass, tree branches, and dogs out of your pool. This will reduce the chance of a liner puncture.

Swimming Pool Discounters Liner Replacement

Swimming Pool Discounters offers in ground and above ground vinyl liner replacement service if your liner is ripped, leaking, or showing age. Just give us a call, and we’ll come to your house and measure your pool so that we can replace your old liner with a beautiful new look.

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