Vinyl pool liners are very popular in swimming pools, because they are affordable, nice looking, and relatively durable. The downside to vinyl pool liners is they can rip and tear, which is why they typically need to be replaced every 10 years or so. If your vinyl pool liner has some rips and tears in it, you could consider replacing it, or you might want to try to push off replacing it for a few more years by patching the bad spots. Here are several things to know about this.
Replacing a liner is very expensive
To replace a vinyl pool liner, you can plan on spending between $2,000 to $5,000, and this price includes the materials and labor. This is a lot of money to spend on your pool, which is why you may want to try to fix the tears and rips first. If you can fix them, you will be able to save a lot of money right now, because patching holes and rips is often a lot cheaper.
The factors that affect the cost of patching holes
The price you will pay to have your holes fixed will depend on several things, including:
- If you know where they are – If you are not sure where the holes are, but you know they are there because water is leaking from the pool, you might have to pay for pool leak detection, which can cost $250 to $500. If you know exactly where the leaks or rips are, you will not have to spend a lot to have them fixed.
- How many holes you have and how big they are – If you have huge rips, tears, or holes in your liner, fixing them might not be an option. In general, though, fixing large holes will cost more than fixing small ones.
You can save more money by fixing it yourself
If you only have one or two holes or tears, you could always save even more money by fixing them yourself. You can do this by purchasing a vinyl liner patch repair kit. These kits are relatively easy to use, and they may only cost around $30.
To use a kit like this, you will need to have vinyl material to use to cover the rip, and this is often found in the kit you purchase. You will then have to spread adhesive on the vinyl piece and cover your rip with it.
If you are not comfortable with repairing the liner yourself, contact a company that offers swimming pool repairs, such as All-American Pools. They can tell you what your options are and give you a quote for making the necessary repairs.