The answer is yes, many people do just that, but you can get in trouble if you don’t run your pump runs 24 hours a day. We would not recommend putting tablets in your skimmer if you operate your pool on a timer and you can also get in trouble if the power goes off. The chlorine tablets are concentrated […]
If you have black or grey cloud-like stains on the floor of your in-ground vinyl liner, they are most likely caused by bacteria that is living in the ground under your pool. Bacteria sometimes show up years after a pool has been installed. We think the bacteria can be washed into your pool area by […]
As a general rule, once a liner is installed, the pool should never be drained. You may get away with it in the first few years but after that, the liner starts to lose its elasticity and you run the risk on the liner ripping or tearing when you try to refill the pool. This […]
How can I prevent my pool liner from having discoloration, deterioration and “dry rot” above the water line?
We recently had a homeowner ask a question in response to our blog post, What are the causes of discoloration, deterioration and “dry rot” above the water line on a pool liner? My pool is doing all three of these and it is only six years old. How can I prevent this from happening again? […]
While all stains are either mineral or organic, the most common cause of staining and discoloration of your liner below the water line is secretions by micro-organisms. As these micro-organisms feed, they secrete dyes, which can be one of many colors that stain the vinyl. Although these stains are unsightly, they in no way degrade […]