Vinyl Pool Liner Out of the Liner Track
Why, oh why, won’t your vinyl pool liner stay in the liner track? This article will tell you AND provide several solutions from free bandaid fixes to expensive ways to fix it right.
It’s Not Your New Liner… It’s Your Old Coping and / or Your Old Liner Track
In the picture above you can clearly see the liner track of the swimming pool. This is the track that holds your liner in place at the top of the liner. You can also see that this liner has come out of the track and will need to be tucked back in (see our video on how to tuck in a pool liner). As your liner track ages, it will lose more and more of its ability to hold the liner track in place. This is because the liner track’s straight edge becomes less straight and more rounded over the years. It is also possible that over the years the liner track gap has widened. Pools equipped with salt systems will reduce the effective life of your liner track significantly due to corrosion.
We recommend replacement of your pool liner track every 20 years because the reported incidents of liners coming out of the track tend to increase significantly after 20 years. By 30 years…your liner track will usually have difficulty holding the liner in place in several locations. By year 40 most liner tracks will not be able to be used at all. Click here to view our full list of pool components and recommended replacement times.
Replacing liner tracks can be very expensive due to the fact that the concrete or masonry coping must be removed first in order to replace the track.
ZeroChlor Pool Systems
Upgrading to a ZeroChlor Pool System can eliminate all damage caused by salt, chlorine, or ozone.
AOP technology and titanium produced hydroxyl radicals will make chlorine as a swimming pool sanitizer obsolete within the next few years.