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    Liner Wear (Pics)

    Does this seem like a lot of wear for a liner that is only two years old?




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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    It's more than I would expect to see in a pool that hasn't been 'chemically abused' It looks closer to a 4 - 6 year old liner.

    I'm thinking of pattern fading, any chance there is just some white buildup below the waterline?
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    Possibly.. going to try and clean tomorrow.. I think I read a magic eraser can be used?
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    Is the "wear" you are talking about the lighter portion of the liner.....below what appears to be the original waterline?
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Is the "wear" you are talking about the lighter portion of the liner.....below what appears to be the original waterline?
    yes
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    Not good.

    I hope it is a light calcium build-up or some type of scum that is easily removed but it looks more to me like a liner fade from a long-term chemistry imbalance.

    How carefully have you monitored your pool water chemistry since you've had the liner?
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    ^^^^^ Very closely.. I have struggled with high pH and TA.. and my CYA has been next to nothing. Calcium in the 220 range.

    It has been tough keeping chemicals balanced condering how often I had to add water all summer due to the crack in my steps.

    Could one of these factors be the culprit?
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    other comments?
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by jjdurrant
    ^^^^^ Very closely.. I have struggled with high pH and TA.. and my CYA has been next to nothing. Calcium in the 220 range.

    It has been tough keeping chemicals balanced condering how often I had to add water all summer due to the crack in my steps.

    Could one of these factors be the culprit?
    When you say CYA "next to nothing" - have you monitored the FC-CYA relationship? If you have used high FC levels for extended periods of time, especially if the CYA was low, that could be fading from overshocking.... is that a possibility in your case?
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    ^^ I think so.. My water loss was so significant over the summer that is was hard to keep things balanced. Hoping next year will be better.
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by jjdurrant
    Possibly.. going to try and clean tomorrow.. I think I read a magic eraser can be used?
    Use a pool vinyl cleaner that they sell at pool stores, the magic eraser is an abrasive, you may not notice damage on your liner but I've taken the print off older liners with it
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    Re: Liner Wear (Pics)

    I'd try the magic eraser in one area and see what happens

    I've got to reiterate that I think the liner is damaged
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