Keeping Your Pool Gorgeous

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Keeping Your Pool Gorgeous

After we purchased a home with a swimming pool, we figured that we would be spending our summers lounging in our cool, backyard oasis. However, after trying for a few weeks to keep it clean and sanitary, we realized that pool ownership was more difficult than we originally anticipated. We found ourselves struggling to keep bugs out of the space and trying to troubleshoot problematic filters. Fortunately, through a long period of trial and error, we were able to solve several of our issues. This blog is made especially for people who own pools, so that you can learn how to keep your pool gorgeous and healthy.

Need To Replace The Vinyl Liner For Your Pool? 3 Tips To Help With The Process

The vinyl liner is the heart of your pool. It is what keeps the water in place. If your vinyl liner is worn down and has just undergone too many rounds of repairs, it is time to replace your vinyl liner.  

Figure Out the Size of the Liner

First, you need to figure out the brand and model of the pool, as this will make it easier for you to get a replacement liner. If you don't know the measurements, you are going to need to measure the length and depth of the liner. You are going to need to measure the slope of the back wall as well. You are going to need to get as many measurements as a possible so that you can get the most accurate new vinyl liner for your pool.  

Removing the Water

Next, after you get all of the measurements that you need, you are going to need to remove the water from the pool. If the water is still clean, don't just pour it out of the pool. Instead, purchase and set up an above-ground pool, and pump as much water from your in-ground pool to the temporary above ground pool. This will allow you to reduce the cost of refilling your pool once the new liner is installed. 

If you can't transfer the water into another holding tank, you are going to want to release the water slowly. You don't want to release too much water at once, as this can create a flood situation in your backyard. If you have a septic system in your backyard, be sure to direct the water away from your septic drainage field.  

Repair the Bottom of the Pool

Once the water is removed from the pool, you are going to want to perform any necessary repairs to the bottom of the pool. Fix anything that may damage your new liner, such as an edge that has become too sharp over time. Take the time to smooth out all the dirt and the base of your pool. Get rid of any debris. You want the bottom of the pool to be as perfectly prepared as possible. Take this opportunity to fix up your pool. This will help make sure that your new liner lasts as long as possible. You should hire a professional to prepare your pool area for your new vinyl liner.  

When it comes to replace your vinyl liner for your pool, you need to take exact measurements. You need to remove the water so you can replace the liner; be careful about how you handle the water. Also, when installing your new pool, you need to be mindful of ground water. Contact a pool maintenance service for more help.