Swimming pool owners often wonder about changes in water level or drainage of water out of the pool. There are many reasons that a swimming pool could be leaking. The industry pros at LinerWorld have put together some of the main issues to look at when you have a leak in your swimming pool. Many pool owners assume that water on the outside of the swimming pool is a sign of a pool liner leak.
How to Find and Fix a Leak in an Above Ground Vinyl Liner Pool
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Save on pool repairs by doing it yourself! Vinyl pool liners are one of the more affordable pool options, which is why they are so popular. Unfortunately, low quality vinyl liners are susceptible to rips, tears, and gaps. Over the short term a tear will allow water to leak out of your pool, increasing your water usage and inflating your water bill. If your pool is heated then a small leak means that as warm water escapes more water needs to be added and then heated, increasing your water and gas or electric bill. Another consideration is that water leaking out of your pool can cause serious damage to your pool wall, further damage to your liners, and even result in soil erosion in the surrounding area. A typical vinyl pool liner can last up to 15 years, and replacing an entire vinyl pool liner can cost several thousands of dollars.
Although finding holes in a vinyl pool liner is a long and daunting task, locating and repairing them early will prevent them from growing bigger and causing more damage. The following steps will show you how you can detect and repair liner holes to prolong the life of your pool. Fill your pool to its normal operating level. Place a bucket on a pool step and fill until the water level in the pool and bucket are the same. You can place rocks in the bucket to prevent any damage to the liner in case it is knocked over.
Pool Care. Above ground pools use a vinyl liner that is capable of lasting many years under the pressure of the water. Nevertheless, after some years of consistent water pressure deterioration on this liner is likely to occur.