How to Know When You Should Replace Your Above-Ground Pool Liner

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Knowing when you should replace your above-ground pool liner doesn’t need to be complicated or hard. In fact, with a Doughboy® Pools above-ground pool liner, you won’t have to worry about replacing it for several years. Our liners are top-of-the-line and should last many years before needing to be replaced. Our experts are still here to give your tips on what to look for when that time comes

Look for Rips or Tears in Your Above-Ground Pool Liner

The most obvious sign that it is time to replace your pool liner is a rip or tear. When you see something like this, it is definitely time to replace the liner. 

These rips or tears can get worse over time and cause major leaks and problems with your pool overall. It is best to take care of them as soon as you notice them. When you spot any liner damage, the best thing to do is have your Authorized Doughboy Dealer do an on-site inspection. They’ll advise you about the damage and schedule a liner replacement if needed.

Watch for Fading on Your Above-Ground Liner

Above-ground pool liners are fabricated to withstand UV rays and water care products you use in your pool. When the colors and materials begin to fade, this is a sign that it is no longer working in these ways. 

Replacing it sooner rather than later will again save you money long term, ensuring that your pool walls and equipment are protected. It will also keep leaks from forming. 

Pay Attention to Any Leaks

If you notice a leak in your pool, it could also be an indication that it’s time for a new liner. You may notice water on the ground or pooling. However, sometimes leaks can go unnoticed until you receive a higher water bill. If your water bill is higher than usual and you aren’t sure why, it could be because your swimming pool is leaking. 

Whatever draws your attention, start looking for the problem immediately. Checking the equipment around the leak is the easiest way to start. You can also turn everything off in your pool, add dye, and watch to see where it flows out if necessary.

There is patching equipment available for small quick fixes, however, the best thing to do is call your Authorized Doughboy Dealer and ask them to inspect your pool and most likely schedule a liner replacement

Any Wrinkles Mean it is Time to Replace Your Above-Ground Pool Liner

The final sign to look for is any ill-fitting portion of the pool liner. If things start to sag, wrinkle, stretch, or fall away, it is time to replace your liner. Having gaps and problems like these allow for leaks to form and bigger problems to happen. If you are still unsure, reach out to us to check with the experts on how best to fix the issues you may be having.