Installing a new pool? Hoping to convert your vinyl pool to a salt water pool? Vinyl liner pools often use salt chlorinator systems, so you’re in luck! It all comes down to how you maintain your pool.

Why a Saltwater System Doesn’t Destroy Your Vinyl Liner

Did you know that all salt water pools use chlorine for cleaning? Saltwater systems use a process called electrolysis which creates chlorine and sodium hydroxide (which is high in pH). If your pool never reaches extremely high levels of chlorine, then the deterioration of your pool liner, plumbing, and equipment won’t deteriorate as quickly.

The best salt water pool vinyl liner scenario is if you keep chlorine levels below 1.5ppm. When those levels rise above 1.5ppm, you run a risk of weakening your liner, making it more susceptible to cracks or punctures. That said, salt water vinyl pools are a great option if you’re diligent in maintaining a healthy chemical balance in your pool.

How Long Will a Vinyl Liner Last in a Salt Water Pool?

If you’re taking good care of your pool liner by keeping the water chemically balanced, there should be no effect on its decline over the years compared to a non-salt water pool. The actual lifespan of your vinyl liner will vary greatly on the quality of the materials used in construction. A liner can last over a decade and having a saltwater pool will not affect that. When you switch to a salt water system, you should check your pool’s chemical balance right away and possibly every day to prevent any issues from occurring.

Contact Mid State Pool Liners for Your Salt Water Chlorinator

If you’re interested in changing your current chlorine system to salt, the experts at Mid State Pool Liners can install the best salt water pool vinyl liner combo: the IntelliChlor salt chlorine generator and a variety of options in vinyl liner styles. Call Mid State Pool Liner at 732-390-8080 to learn more or get a free estimate.