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Liner Installation

Replacing Your Swimming Pool Liner

22,Nov 2017

The average lifespan of a swimming pool liner can vary greatly. Typically, an inground pool liner is expected to last 6 to 12 years, and an above ground pool liner has an average of 6 to 10 years. However, many factors can influence the life of a pool liner, such as heavy use, weather, and excessive wear and tear.

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Eventually the time will come when you will have to replace your pool liner. When that time comes, choosing the right liner will be an important decision that should not be made based on price alone. Durability is the key to a lasting pool liner, and there are a wide variety of patterns, colors, and styles that will affect the look of your pool.


In selecting your pool liner, the first thing you should look for is durability. Keep in mind that with pool liners, thicker is not necessarily better, especially in Pittsburgh, with its colder winter climate. A thicker pool liner is not as pliable, and if it is overstretched, it can shorten the life of the liner. You want to choose a liner that is durable and of a high enough quality to withstand use, particularly when in the pool is used frequently.


Liner InstallationThe next factor to consider is the color of the liner. The overall look of the pool water is affected by both the color and the pattern of the pool liner. The deeper the pool, the less noticeable the pattern will be, and the color will show through more. With a shallow pool,  the pattern will appear more dominant. Darker colors tend to absorb more sunlight, make it more difficult to spot debris in the pool, and tend to fade quicker. With lighter colors, they are less susceptible to fading, and the appearance will change less over time. Vivid blue colors appear to be brighter when in direct sunlight, and will draw more attention to the pool’s appearance. One color that has become more popular in recent years is aqua. A sandstone liner appears to give the pool an aqua color, mimicking the look of a lagoon.


When it comes time to replace your liner, contact Pittsburgh’s one-stop pool shop, Swimming Pool Discounters. With three locations in and around the Pittsburgh area and an online store, including clearance items, Swimming Pool Discounters has everything you need for your inground or above ground pool, year-round! If you are looking for a new spa or accessories for your hot tub at home, you can be sure to find what you need at Swimming Pool Discounters.