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Critical Considerations

Before having your liner replaced, consider these critical aspects of your pool:

  1. The walls
  2. The floor
  3. The track, and
  4. The fittings

Simply put, your pool is constructed with something for the walls (ie; steel) to act as a retaining wall to hold the dirt out, and some kind of material to create a smooth, solid floor on which to lay the liner.  On top of those walls is a track which secures the liner, and in the walls and floor are placed fittings.  Before we install a new liner, we want to make sure each of those aspects of your pool will perform well for the full life of the new liner.

Your pool walls will most likely be galvanized steel and the most common problem with these is one of rusting.  If rust is present it can almost always be addressed with a simple chemical treatment and a sealer coat. Sometimes the rust has caused holes in the steel and as long as they are not too large these two can be repaired. Generally the cosmetics of the surface of the walls would degrade long before the structural integrity of the walls fails. If the pool walls are made of concrete (poured or block) or fiberglass these too can usually be easily repaired.  But if the walls are constructed using either wood, structural plastic or aluminum, and there is significance evidence of failure, then their repair becomes a little more complicated. A more detailed discussion of pool walls, the various types, their problems and solutions, can be found here.

Your pool floor will usually need some attention, but since most floors have been well constructed, their repair can easily be accomplished.  Occasionally the damage is extensive but there are always a number of options we have for the repair.  A customer may even request changes to the floor's shape, and these too can be undertaken with a little extra work.  A more detailed discussion of pool floors, their problems and solutions, can be found here.

You're pool's track plays an important role in the life of your liner, and so it must be up to standards necessary to hold the liner in place. Tracks can be constructed from either aluminum or PVC with aluminum being the preferred material. A more detailed discussion of pool tracks, their problems and solutions, can be found here.

And lastly the pool fixtures, referring to the skimmer, the returns, a main drain, lights, steps and ladders, all must be able to protect and accommodate the new liner.  This usually involves a system of gaskets and an afixed sealing plate to make sure that leaks never develop around the fixture.  For fixtures who's sealing plates are made from metal (ie; lights), only new gaskets may be needed, but for fixtures that are cycolac in nature, a replacement is advisable if readily available.  In all cases we want to be sure that we can get that fixture resealed properly so we always include new gaskets and face plates when reasonably possible. A more detailed discussion of pool fixtures, their problems and solutions, can be found here.

Beyond these key aspects of the pool structure, the other critical aspect necessary for a satisfactory liner pool renovation is a knowledgeable staff able both to perform the installation correctly and patiently deal with unforeseen problems as they arise.  It is also true that a company with whom you are comfortable working, one with whom you can easily communicate, is very important!  A more detailed discussion on how to choose the right contractor for your work can be found on our "Contractor Evaluation" page.

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