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Thread: Vinyl liner questions

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    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    North Alabama

    Vinyl liner questions

    Today I discovered that my Polaris pool cleaner lost a wheel. The wheel, along with a screw and small metal plate, were on the bottom of the deep end. While trying to scoop these small pieces off the bottom with a net, I thought to myself "I hope this won't tear or scratch the liner!" How durable are liners and what does it take to tear them? Mine is about 10 years old and seems to be in great shape except for fading.
    saltwater generator - Hayward turbo cell
    Whisperflo multiport valve sand filter
    25,000 gallon vinyl pool (20x40 rectangular)
    Polaris 280
    TF-100 test kit

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    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Independence, KY

    Re: Vinyl liner questions

    Tough question, but the life cycel of a liner is

    Everything is fine
    Color Fades
    Vinyl gives out due to UV exposure - typically horizontally along the water line on the sunny side of the pool

    I would guess that with yoru liner being faded, it is more susceptible to tears than one that is brand new, but I am unable to quantify that.

    I look at it this way, critters get into pools all the time. So a liner is tough enough to stand up to a racoon's or squirrel's finger nails as they try to not drown.
    IG W/Vinyl Liner Oval 18x40, 21K gal, Oval 3'-8'
    Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, Sand Filter

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