Vinyl pool care



How to Maintain a Vinyl Swimming Pool

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Vinyl-lined swimming pools are incredibly popular for a number of reasons, including their budget, the colours and textures available, and how smooth and soft to the touch they are. However, special care needs to be taken when maintaining a vinyl-lined swimming pool as they can be easier to damage than their concrete or fibreglass alternatives.

Steps

Cleaning the Pool

  1. Invest in your cleaning tools.You'll need a leaf skimmer, tile and vinyl cleaner, a pool brush, and a vacuum. Check with your pool professional to ensure these tools are suitable for vinyl liners.
    • Buy a professional cleaning solution. Alternatively, you can create a solution of dish soap, warm water, and white vinegar (ensure you rinse thoroughly afterwards).
    • Consider a pool vacuum. When used often, they can prevent the build-up of mould and algae. If you use a robotic pool cleaner, check that it’s compatible for vinyl pools and it doesn’t have sharp edges which could damage the liner.
  2. Clean regularly.Unlike concrete and fibreglass pools, which can be scrubbed abrasively to remove stains and build-up, more care needs to be taken with a vinyl lined pool to prevent ripping or tearing (which can then turn an easy DIY job into an expensive liner replacement job).
    • Complete a weekly routine. Skim the pool surface, vacuum the bottom, then brushing the sides clean, as well as cleaning the deck and surrounds to keep the pool clean.
    • Use a soft nylon pool brush, preferably one made especially for vinyl liners, and regularly scrub all areas of your pool. Keep a clean cloth nearby to wipe stains when they start to appear.
  3. Have the pool professionally cleaned once a year.A good professional will ensure appropriate care and materials are used, ensuring a healthy swimming environment.

Preventing Damage

  1. Avoid and regularly check for rips and tears in your liner.Repair any leaks you find with patching glue or contact a pool professional.
    • Avoid using non-pool toys in the pool. Toys not meant for the pool can cause damage to your vinyl liner such as ripping or tearing.
    • Keep the vinyl liner free of wrinkles. Remove wrinkles by wearing soft-soled shoes and walking along the pool floor, gently spreading the wrinkles with your foot and pushing the edges towards the nearest wall.
  2. Prevent a "water line" of dirt and grime forming around your pool liner.You can prevent this result of dirt and grime by wiping the water line with a sponge.
  3. Keep on top of your chemical levels.Having correct pool chemical levels are an easy way to maintain your vinyl pool. Water balance maintenance maximises the life and appearance of your vinyl liner. Proper pH levels allow chlorine to kill bacteria and algae.
    • A water testing kit can determine the chemical levels of your pool, and can be purchased from a pool professional. Regular testing will help you ensure the liner lasts for many years to come and that your water is kept at a safe and healthy level for your swimmers.
      • A pH level of between 7.4 – 7.8 helps the liner from wrinkling or eye and skin irritation occurring to swimmers.
      • A pH level of between 7.4 – 7.8 helps the liner from wrinkling or eye and skin irritation occurring to swimmers.
      • Total alkalinity should be between 100-150ppm.
      • Saturation index should be between -0.1 to +0.4.
      • Free chlorine should sit between 1-3ppm to prevent algae and bacteria from thriving.
    • Never combine the chemicals; add chemicals to pool water separately and circulate them throughout the pool. Allow one chemical to dissolve throughout the pool before adding the second chemical.
  4. Take advantage of a pool cover.Pool covers are a very good investment for all pools. When you choose one that tightly fits your pool, no foreign materials can enter from the top or the sides when the pool isn’t in use.
    • A good pool cover will reduce the amount of water evaporating from your pool (saving on water costs), will reduce how much cleaning you will need to do and will prevent staining of the liner from leaves and dirt entering the pool. Certain pool covers can even help heat the pool as well.
    • Uncover the pool a few weeks before it's warm enough to swim and put in the correct amount of chemicals to clear the water over time.
  5. Never empty a vinyl pool.A vinyl liner needs the pressure of the water to prevent it from rising, bubbling and shrinking.

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