As you embark on the wonderful opportunity of becoming the proud owner of your very own backyard swimming pool, you’re no doubt anticipating the many relational and health benefits that come with swimming pool ownership. Your home is bound to become your family’s favorite hangout — as well as that of your family and friends! And unlike so many pastimes, swimming comes with plenty to offer in the way of physical and emotional health.
In order to keep those benefits coming your way as long as possible, and with as little significant future financial investment as possible, it’s important to keep your swimming pool well maintained. Regular swimming pool cleaning and maintenance are significant aspects of that, but so are periodic repairs. By carefully planning and budgeting, you can make sure you have the funds on hand to pay for repairs before problems become even more significant, hampering your ability to utilize your backyard swimming pool.
We’ll start by looking at a few repairs that may come up for those who own vinyl liner swimming pools.
Vinyl Liner Pool Repair Type 1: Liner Tears
Of course, not all in-ground swimming pools have vinyl liners; but if yours does, then chances are the thin vinyl will become torn at some point. While you can repair some minor rips or snags yourself using a standard vinyl liner patch for about $20, getting a tear fixed by a pro will likely cost upwards of 10 times that amount! If your liner has major problems, you may need to replace it entirely, which can cost up to $2,000.
Vinyl Liner Pool Repair Type 2: Popped Beads
Another repair that can become necessary for vinyl liner swimming pools is repairing a popped bead; when the liner is not correctly fitted or fluctuations in weather allow the bead to weaken, sometimes the liner can pop out of the bead. While this repair can sometimes be performed by you as the homeowner, getting a replacement bead costs less than $150 for as many feet of bead. A third issue that relates specifically to pools with vinyl liners relates to the part of the liner that’s exposed above the water line.
Vinyl Liner Pool Repair Type 3: Exposed Liner Failure
As the sunlight is reflected off the water and onto the exposed portion, natural aging can cause the liner to fail. Untreated chemical imbalances in the water can cause a similar effect, but a protective shield can help extend the lifespan of your liner. This product costs between $500 and $600 for approximately 150 feet.
In our next post in this series, we’ll focus on the types of repairs you can expect with a fiberglass liner pool.
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