To extend the life of your pool liner it is important to keep your pool water balanced within the recommended limits. Proper balance would keep the following levels (a) free chlorine 1.5-2.5 ppm (b) pH 7.2-7.6 (c) total alkalinity 80-100 ppm and (d) calcium hardness >200 ppm. Each of these components of the water has a different effect on you pool liner. Keep it balanced to keep it longer!
Spring is just around the corner, a good time to begin planning for your swimming pool opening. If you open your pool yourself make sure to check your entire pool and equipment for any damage or excessive wear. Or have your local pool professional take care of it all for you. Make sure to take a water sample to your local pool dealer for testing and recommendations. Proper care of your pool water will extend the life your pool liner and equipment.