Pool owners know very well that the vinyl liner in their swimming pool is every bit durable, beautiful, and definitely designed to last for several years. This does not mean, however, that your vinyl pool liner does not need to be properly cared for and maintained in order to extend its life expectancy, contribute to its functionality, and get the best return on your important investment. The time and effort needed to maintain a vinyl pool liner and keep it looking like new is quite minimal.
However, if you find you simply haven’t the time to perform the simple acts necessary to maintain your pool liner, then that is where the professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas come in. Our professionals are ready, willing and able to provide all our valued clients with all their pool needs and that includes the care and maintenance of their vinyl pool liner.
For those pool owners who elect to care for and maintain their own pool liners, we have some easy to follow steps for you.
Brush your Liner
First, in order to keep all types of dirt and debris as well as chemicals that do not dissolve from building up on your liner, take a soft bristle brush and gently brush the surface of your liner. We highly suggest you perform this simple task at minimum, once per week.
Protect the Liner from Chemicals
Next, when adding chemicals to your pool water in your efforts to keep the water balanced, be certain you keep the chemicals from coming in contact with your liner. We suggest you fully dissolve your shock or chlorine in some type of a container or bucket before adding it to your pool water. In this way, the chemical crystals will not end up on the liner.
If you find that your pool water is not balanced, then surely you want to remedy this problem since it can have a negative impact on the liner such as wrinkling, puckering, calcium scaling and even lessened lifespan. With that said, it is important to maintain appropriate water chemistry in your pool water.
Never Completely Empty Your Pool
Most pool owners are unaware of the fact that if they completely empty their pools the liner can shrink and even crack. There may be an occasion from time to time when you need to drain some of the water from your pool, which is understandable. However, make certain when doing so that you do not drain more than half of the total amount of water so as to protect the integrity and health of your liner.
Protect the Waterline
Another important maintenance task is to invest in an effective pool liner cleaning solution that can be used when dirt and other soils start to build up at the waterline. This solution will rid the liner of any dirt and soil and will also protect the liner from the dangerous rays of the sun. Taking proper care of the waterline will avoid any staining problems as well.
Choose your Pool Toys Wisely
Pool owners should also be certain to avoid the use of any toys that are not pool safe since they can easily puncture or tear a hole in the liner. There are a wide range of pool toys available on the market so make certain you are only investing in appropriate toys for your pool.
Wrinkle, Wrinkles, Wrinkles
Another important part of your vinyl pool liner maintenance is that of keeping wrinkles away. If there are wrinkles present you can push the edge of the wrinkles toward the wall of the pool or perhaps walk along the floor of the pool with soft pool shoes and spread the wrinkles with your feet. You can also warm the water in your pool by boosting up the heater slightly which will help remove wrinkles easily. You can even use a plunger. In most cases, however, problems with wrinkles in a vinyl pool liner typically require the ‘know how’ of a pool professional which again, is where the experts at Sapphire Pools and Spas come in.
The Pros Here at Sapphire Pools and Spas
Whatever your pool needs may be, we are definitely the company for you. If you have a problem with wrinkles in your liner, a water balance problem, issues with your pool chemicals or, simply haven’t the time to maintain your pool then don’t wait a moment longer. Contact one of our consultants and we will help you choose the ideal pool maintenance package for you. We here at Sapphire Pools and Spas want all our valued clients to get the very best and the most out of their pool investment and be able to enjoy abundant summer activities with all their family and friends without any interruption.