While pool liners can last a long time with proper maintenance and care, you’ll eventually find yourself in need of a replacement. Whether it’s due to years of wear and tear or some kind of extensive damage, then you might be wondering what time of year works best to do the job. Maybe you noticed some tearing when you closed your pool for the winter, so you’re devising a plan to replace it as soon as the time is right. So, when is the right time of year for you to seek a replacement?
Time of Replacement
The best time to replace a liner is when the days are sunny and warm, typically at least 70 degrees, when the springtime hits. If rain is consistent, the next best time to install the liner is right before “pool season,” which is closer to the start of summer, from May to June. When it’s warm, installers will be able to set up the right equipment and procure the right working conditions.
The sooner in the season that you can get your pool liner replaced, the better off you’ll be, since the closer it gets to summer, the busier pool companies will be. If you wait until the last minute, you’ll probably have to wait longer than you’d like. Plus, the hotter the days, the slower the work days seem to be. High heat and strenuous working conditions require frequent breaks to stay hydrated and keep workers safe. It’s likely that the replacement job will finish sooner when the weather is more bearable.
Purchasing a Pool Liner
Vinyl pool liners can be affected by extreme temperatures, so while replacing it in the winter might not be a good idea, you can still get a head start purchasing your pool liner. You’ll be more likely to get a good deal on pool supplies during the off season, including liners. Plus, you’ll probably have a better selection to choose from if you buy before everyone else, instead of waiting for the most popular time of year to choose pool supplies and accessories. This winter, be on the lookout for discount prices to take advantage of. Once summer hits, prices will go back up, as everyone will be getting their pools prepped for the season.
Similarly, booking your appointment to replace your pool liner when it’s the off-season will guarantee you get it replaced as soon as the temperatures are right, so you won’t have to waste any valuable swimming time waiting for repairs to get done. Scheduling an appointment should be done by or before February, as the days will quickly heat up from there. This will give you time to clear your schedule and budget for the installation expense.
Aqua Blue Pools, conveniently located in Cabot, can help you with all of your pool liner needs. From purchasing to installation, we can be your one-stop shop for all things pool-related. Give us a call at 501-288-8484 with questions, or to confirm an appointment to get a liner replacement.