Replacement Pool Liners
Refresh your pool and backyard with a brand new replacement liner. Replacing a liner can create a whole new look and feel to your pool. Liners are now available in a number of colors and patterns, sure to please any taste. Trust Aqua-Blue with your liner installation, as we have thorough process to ensure the job is done properly. We may not be the cheapest, as a job well done takes time....but once completed you will have the peace of mind that it was done with confidence and integrity.
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Liner installations consist of the measue, supply and installation of a new pool liner. Upon measuring of the liner by the service crew a plot diagram is devised by the manufacturer. It may be necessary to return to reconfirm a few measurements. Some pools can have close to 200 individual measurements, so under the premise to measure twice and cut once, we may need to return a second time. This will result in no extra charge to you, however we will require access to the pool and the waters condition must be clear and to full operating level to ensure depths and bottoms measurements are accurate.
Prior to our arrival please have the yard open, ensure the garden hose is made available and the water is turned on from inside the house. All breakers or power leading to the pump house or equipment area are on including any outdoor outlets. Please secure all pets inside. Customer is responsible for monitoring and raising the pool water as required.
If your liner is scheduled in early spring, prior to the pool being opened, we ask that the pools winter cover removed, if applicable. A pool opening is not included nor the responsibility of the liner installation crew. Upon competition of the pools new liner, instructions for filling the pool with water is left on hand with clear directions. If you have arranged for water delivery, Aqua-Blue is not responsible for overseeing, arranging or guaranteeing any completion time on the liners completion or the cutting of step, suction and returns.
Some forms of structural decay may not show until after the old liner has been removed. The pool floor may need major repairs. The steel walls may be rusting and need to be sanded and/or repaired. Therefore, additional cost may occur and it is recommend to understand and budget for any unexpected repairs.
It is very important to have your water professionally tested and balanced once a month. This will increase the longevity of all of your pools components, including the pump, filter, liner and all related accessories. Upon installation your pools liner is wrinkle free, improper chemistry will cause wrinkles in your liner, please test and balance the water. Wrinkles are not covered under warranty. Be certain to leave the pump and filter running continuously after adding any chemicals, especially the shock treatment. (most liner damage is caused by shocking the pool and not allowing the pump to circulate for 2-3 days continuously. If the pump is on a timer, make the effort to disable this function for at least 2 or 3 days). Chlorine may settle in the deep end and bleach the liner and/or causes wrinkles if not allowed to blend with the pool water.
How to ensure the beauty of your swimming pool liner for years to come.
To ensured that your swimming pool liner remains a thing of beauty. We have listed below a guide line to help your pool liner survive the extremes of nature, sun, heat, pool chemicals and the harshest conditions of winter even down to -20°. Follow the guidelines below to better manage and maintain your liners beauty and longevity.
LINER CARE AND MAINTENANCE
The specially formulated vinyl gives extended protection against biological growth. However, most swimming pool liner problems are due to a misuse of chemicals, either too much or too little. For the proper chemical balance, your dealer (Aqua-Blue Pools...of Coarse) can provide you with detailed test to measure the chemicals in your pool water. It is recommended to bring a water sample into the store each month for testing to ensure the water is balanced. Be certain to leave the pump and filter running continuously after adding any chemicals, especially the shock treatment. (most liner damage is caused by shocking the pool and not allowing the pump to circulate for 2-3 days continuously. If the pump is on a timer, make the effort to disable this function for at least 2 or 3 days). Chlorine may settle in the deep end and bleach the liner and/or causes wrinkles if not allowed to blend with the pool water. It is all so recommended to leave the solar blanket off the pool for several days after shocking.
THE pH CHECK
pH is the measure of acidity/basicity level in your swimming pool. A proper pH level (7.2 to 7.6) not only increases human comfort, but also helps chlorine clean your pool better, because chlorine needs a certain pH level to kill bacteria and algae.
THE WATER STABILIZATION CHECK
All vinyl pools must be routinely stabilized in a range between 25 ppm and 50 ppm. A level of less than 50 ppm combined with a pH level of less than 7.0 and/or a chlorine level higher than 3.0 ppm can cause the liner to form wrinkles. Do not use large, single doses of hydrochloric (muriatic) acid for pH or total alkalinity adjustment. If it's not blended sufficiently with pool water, it may chemically attack the pools liner's print pattern. Ask your pool dealer for the recommended procedure for total alkalinity adjustment.
THE CALCIUM HARDNESS CHECK
Calcium levels should be kept at a minimum level of 200 ppm to avoid corrosive conditions. Calcium levels over 500 ppm may cause problems such as cloudy water or scaling on the pool liner surface.
THE TOTAL ALKALINITY CHECK
Your water test kit or your pool dealer's test will show a total alkalinity reading. Simply put, it's the ability of your pool water to counteract changes in the pH level. Ideally the total alkalinity level should be at 80-120 ppm.
CHEMICAL BALANCE AND MAINTENANCE
Anytime the pool has been “shocked”, allow the water to circulate for 3-4 days leaving the pump running on high speed and leaving the solar blanket off at this time. It is always recommended to have the pump circulating on high and the solar blanket off for a few days after shocking or adding any chemicals to the pool. Failure to do so could result in liner wrinkles and/or fading and discolouring of the liner. After 3 days it is suggested that you bring in a water sample to the store for a complete water analysis. A full print out of the waters condition and balancing instructions will be given. This should be done each and every month the pool is open.
Pool maintenance and water chemistry has changed drastically over the years and it may be overwhelming at first, but once you have a routine it will become second nature. Here at Aqua-Blue we have plenty of literature and knowledgeable staff for any questions you may have. Water balance and filtration are the most important factors in maintaining your pools liner and its components. If it is not regularly monitored the water can become very acidic and corrosive and will attack the pools equipment and liner. In order to keep your water balanced we have a computerized water testing station which will analyze the water in every detail. We recommend bringing in a sample once a month. Water balance cannot be stressed enough, and if it is maintained you will enjoy your pool for many years to come.
Allow each chemical to circulate throughout the pool before adding a second chemical. Certain combinations of chemicals at a high concentration can cause bleaching of the liner. You should test for the presence of dissolved metals, because they may directly stain the vinyl liner or combine with calcium hardness to form discolored deposits. Some Pool Liners have a special transparent topcoat that protects the print pattern from abrasion and soil adhesion. To maintain its effectiveness, avoid using abrasive cleaning agents or cleaning aids.
CLOSING THE POOL
At the end of the swimming pool season, test the pool water 1-2 weeks prior to closing and balance the water. Double shock the pool 3-4 days before lowering the water level. Be certain to leave the pump and filter running continuously after adding any chemicals, especially the shock treatment. (most liner damage is caused by shocking the pool and not allowing the pump to circulate for 2-3 days continuously. If the pump is on a timer, make the effort to disable this function for at least 2 or 3 days). Chlorine may settle in the deep end and bleach the liner and/or causes wrinkles if not allowed to blend with the pool water. NEVER close a pool without circulating the pool water for several days after the final addition of chemicals. Clean and vacuum the pool from top to bottom. Use a proper fitting winter pool cover, tightly sealed around the perimeter of the pool. It will prevent the accumulation of debris such as leaves and insects during the winter. Should you have any questions about your pool, call your dealer - he's your pool professional. And remember, the proper chemical balance, regular maintenance and common sense are the keys to years of enjoyment from your pool.
All pools with new liners are also subject to ground water causing the liner to float. Upon closing, if you normally lower the water level, it is highly suggested to add water and raise the water level back in the pool. This will keep the more pressure in the pool and eliminate any opportunity for the liner to float and reseat with unsightly wrinkles in the liner. It is also suggest to be selective of the weather conditions at the time of closing your pool. If heavy amounts of rain are predicted, you may want to schedule accordingly. Again, any time water is removed from the pool and the water level is lowered, Aqua-Blue will not be responsible for wrinkles in your pools liner.