There is nothing the rejuvenates the look of your swimming pool than a new pool liner. However, your liner may become tired over time and sometimes your liners can become wrinkled or creased. If that happens, what are you to do?
Dealing with pool liner wrinkles is just part of owning a pool with a liner, so you need to be prepared to deal with them when they happen. There are many ways you can remove wrinkles from a pool liner that are relatively easy for you to do yourself, although it will take a little bit of work.
Tips to Remove Liner Wrinkles
Once you have noticed creases in your liner, then you need to troubleshoot them sooner rather than later. You should not allow those wrinkles to sit for too long. The longer they are allowed to exist, the tougher it will be to get rid of them. Try the following tips to remove wrinkles from your pool liner so your feet don’t have to touch those ugly wrinkles whenever you go for a swim.
Tip 1 – Fill Your Pool
Sometimes wrinkles can form after the pool has sat for an extended period of time. If your pool water is low or you need to replace the water after it has sat there for a while, then try filling your pool with fresh water and slowly working the wrinkles out with your feet as you fill the pool. Just shuffle around the wrinkles trying to move the liner away from the crease.
Tip 2 – Take a Walk
One of the easiest ways you can get rid of at least some of those wrinkles is by walking across the wrinkles gently stretching then from one side or another as you go. This will often take care of most minor wrinkles without you having to do anything else, but some wrinkles may be tougher to remove.
Tip 3 – Warm up the Pool
Liners often develop wrinkles in colder water. These colder temperatures cause the liner to harden forcing it to wrinkle. Before you try anything, you may want to consider trying to heat the water up to 30C so the liner softens. You can then work out the wrinkles with a pool brush or your feet as we talked about above.
Tip 4 – Watch for Leaks
One of the most dangerous causes of wrinkles can be small water leaks. These leaks allow water to get underneath the liner forcing it up in places. When this happens, you will need to locate the leak quickly and you may even have to drain the pool to patch it properly before you can start pulling out those unsightly wrinkles. We highly recommend employing a professional to investigate leaks as there is specialist equipment that can be employed to find leaks easily.
Tip 5 – Call in the Pros
No matter how much or how hard you work on your pool liner, sometimes you have to call in the professionals. Draining your pool regularly can put the structure of your pool in danger, not to mention cost you an arm and a leg in water bills. If you have tried everything and you still have wrinkles in your pool, then you may want to call for backup.
Tip 5 – Replace the Liner
Sometimes you simply won’t be able to get those wrinkles out of your pool liner. Sometimes they are just there to stay and no amount of work will make any difference. If you have reached that point, then the time has come for you to replace that liner with a new one. Just make sure the new one is installed correctly so you don’t notice wrinkles forming in it soon after it has been installed.
Dealing with wrinkles is just part of owning a pool with a liner. These tips should help you remove those unsightly wrinkles so your pool’s liner is as smooth as it was the day it was installed. Remember, pool liner wrinkles look bad and feel even worse on your feet, and the longer they stay there the harder they will be to remove. So make sure you act fast.
By following these tips, you should be able to get rid of those wrinkles with just a little bit of hard work on your part. If you do run into problems, don’t be afraid to call in a professional to help you. In most cases, if you follow these tips you should be able to get rid of the wrinkles in your liner. Once they are gone, you can go back to enjoying a nice long swim to cool off in the warm weather.