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Thread: What to do about liner bleaching?

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    gazumph's Avatar
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    What to do about liner bleaching?

    Liner is bleached in some big spots. What can I do about the bleached areas?

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    Re: What to do about liner bleaching?

    There really isnt much you can do about a liner that is already bleached or faded.
    Liners are "printed" with dye and once the dye is faded, then its done.

    Isolated spots of fading are generally caused by a concentration of chemicals in that area. Likely the result of adding liquid chemicals too fast or adding them in an area with poor or no water circulation.

    In the future though, you should be able to prevent that by adding liquid chemicals by pouring them very slowly in front of a return and let the pump continue to run for at least 30 minutes after adding them, so they get mixed well in the pool.
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    Re: What to do about liner bleaching?

    +1 what divin dave said.
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    Re: What to do about liner bleaching?

    Pretty much your only option is a new liner, since you can't restore the color once it is faded. The next question is figuring out if it has faded pre-maturely and if the way you or a former owner added the chemicals caused the fading.
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    Re: What to do about liner bleaching?

    While it may be bleaching, it could also just be fading. One whole section of my liner is lighter than the rest from seam to seam.
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    Re: What to do about liner bleaching?

    My liner faded a little after an aggressive SLAM. It's not as "blue" as it was before, but it still functions perfectly and I'm not worried about it. A slightly lighter liner is better than green cloudy water!
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