How To Clean a Vinyl Liner Pool

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Keeping your vinyl liner pool clean is important to keep it functioning properly and increase its lifespan. As the weather gets warmer and your pools get into frequent use, they are bound to become dirty. Warm weather also encourages the growth of algae. If you don’t properly maintain or clean your pool, you not only risk your family’s health but also risk damage to the vinyl liner. 


Since we specialize in vinyl liner pools, we not only offer guidance to pool owners on how to their pools ready for the season but also how to keep them clean throughout the warm months.


In this article, we are sharing a detailed guide on how to properly clean your vinyl liner pool to enjoy it all season long.


Skim The Pool Regularly

how to clean a vinyl liner poolA vinyl liner pool should be cleaned at least once a week. Start by doing the basics. Skim the water surface for any leaves, twigs, or debris. If these substances accumulate on your pool surface, they are bound to damage the vinyl liner.


Use a skimmer to carefully clear away any accumulated debris from the water surface. Next, work on the liner. The vinyl liner is the characteristic feature of vinyl liner pools. If it becomes dirty or damaged, your vinyl liner pool will lose its appeal. Use a soft brush to clean the liner and remove any dirt or debris and prevent them from staining.

Regular cleaning is the best way to keep your pool looking new.


Use a Mild Cleanser

In the unfortunate case that your vinyl liner gets stained, there are ways to remove it. The best solution is to use a mild cleanser. Combine a bleach-based cleanser with water and apply directly to the stain using a bottle sprayer or cloth. Once applied, let it settle for a few seconds before using a cloth or brush to scrub at the stain.


While working with vinyl liners it is imperative to be delicate to avoid damaging the liner. Don’t use a brush with harsh bristles or rub vigorously with a cloth. Also make sure to use a mild cleanser, as high concentrations of bleach can damage the liner and make it lose its color. 

Use an Automatic Pool Cleaner

Suction Pool CleanerOftentimes, manually cleaning pools can be laborious and time-consuming. Automatic pool cleaners are an affordable and convenient way to get the job done!

With regard to automatic cleaners, you can opt for either robot pool cleaners or suction cleaners. Both have their own advantages and drawbacks.


Absorb Oils With Tennis Balls

Even if you shower before getting into your pool, you are still bound to sweat and excrete oils. Additionally, if you have applied sunscreen, the oils from the lotion will also enter the water. An excess of oils can pollute the water and damage the liner.


One helpful tip is to add tennis balls to the water which allows excess oils to be absorbed. The fibers on a tennis ball can help absorb these oils and make sure your water stays clean for longer. 


Remove Algae from your Pool

Sometimes, even despite regular cleaning, algae can grow in your vinyl liner pool. This can be due to warm weather, humidity, or even evaporation. Algae is not only unpleasing to look at, but is also a health hazard. 


Preventing algae growth is an important part of the pool cleaning process. If you suspect algae is growing, you should instantly shock your vinyl liner pool


If you notice black mold, your pool might have been contaminated with black algae. Black algae are more difficult to remove than normal algae. Immediately contact professional help to prevent risking the health and safety of your family.


Contact Prestige Pools of NC to Build your In-Gound Vinyl Liner Pool

Our team of professionals has plenty of experience building in-ground vinyl liner pools. If you’re looking to build a pool for your resdences in Clayton, Raleigh, Garner, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wendell, Zebulon, or any surrounding areas, please call us at 919-586-8556 or fill out the form below for a free quote.