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    Question Vinyl liner print coming off?

    Hello, we have a 2 year old 24' above ground pool. The vinyl liner just above the water line is turning brown and the print is starting to rub off. This is only happening where the sun hits it. Does anyone know what would be causing this?

    Thanks Scott.

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    Re: Vinyl liner print coming off?

    Welcome to the forum,

    I would say the Sun is what's doing it. How old is this liner?
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    Re: Vinyl liner print coming off?

    The Sun is powerful...that happened to our above ground as well.
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    Re: Vinyl liner print coming off?

    Thanks for the replies. The liner is 2 years old. Is there anything I can put on it, to protect it?

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    Re: Vinyl liner print coming off?

    Is it covered when not in use? Shade is the best protection from the sun.
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    Re: Vinyl liner print coming off?

    Just a solar cover. I am thinking about the stick on border that I have read about. Have you ever heard about this?

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    Re: Vinyl liner print coming off?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66Coronet View Post
    Just a solar cover. I am thinking about the stick on border that I have read about. Have you ever heard about this?
    I have, and I've seen it on a pool. It worked and bought them time on the replacement liner
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    Re: Vinyl liner print coming off?

    Sorry, I kinda replied to the wrong post.. But I would agree the sun is brutal on the softest part of your pool.

    Just my 2 cents.. I own a Intex pool and in the middle of the third season our liner turned brittle. Along with poor chemistry and the sun it was toast in my opinion.

    Some background. We disassemble the pool at the end of the season and store it. Our liner always seemed to have a wrinkle or two so I tried to preclude that by adding another paver to the upright frame. At first it appeared that was the hot ticket but a rip developed. My point here is we limped through the rest of the season with about $40 worth of patches. The patches are quite effective, at least on a Intex liner. They adhered well but of course were not as strong as a good liner. I had the buttress/reinforce the outside of the patch with a 1x4 to support or it would fail.

    At the end of the season when we went to drain the pool I allowed the sump pump to float down by its own weight and it gently touched the liner and poked a hole in it.

    Like I said, my opinion, Poor chemistry and the sun.
    Last edited by Joeinorman; 05-10-2015 at 11:30 AM. Reason: Wrong post..

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