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How Long Will My Pool Liner & Accessories Last?



One of the most common questions we get here at LinerWorld is regarding product lifespan. Of course, if you’re spending money on a product, it makes sense that you want to know how long that product will last and how often you can expect to replace it. 

With that in mind, we wanted to give some insights into how long vinyl pool liners typically last, as well as other pool accessories. That being said, these are all general estimates and depend heavily on proper pool maintenance and ongoing care.  

How long will my pool liner last?

Generally, a quality vinyl pool liner will last you about 10 years. However, that depends heavily on ongoing pool maintenance, proper liner care, proper installation, how often you use your pool, weather, and other factors. 

Generally, you’ll start to notice some issues with your liner that signal it might be getting old, worn out, or in need of some TLC. 

Some common signs it’s time to replace your pool liner include:

  • Cracking
  • Tearing
  • Leaks
  • Wrinkles
  • Fading
  • Slipping out of the track
  • Stains/discoloration

If it’s time to replace your liner, check out our full selection of bold, colorful, and durable pool liners for above ground pools. 

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Also, in some cases, you can repair your pool liner with a patch kit, rather than having to buy and install a replacement liner. However, this is often thought of as more of a short-term solution than a long-term fix. 

In ground pool pumpHow long will my pool pump last?

A high-quality pool pump should last you around 8-10 years. After that, it’s probably time for a replacement pump. Again, proper maintenance, how frequently you’re running the pump, and other factors can impact its lifespan. 

Common signs your pump is having issues or needs to be replaced include:

  • Overheating
  • Loud or strange noises
  • Clogs

Depending on the issue, you may be able to replace just a part of the pump — such as the motor or impeller — rather than the entire pump. 

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In Ground Pumps

Sand Filter SystemHow long will my pool filter last?

How often you should replace your pool filter depends on the type of pool filter that you have. 

  • Sand filters should generally be replaced every 5-7 years. 
  • Cartridge filters should be replaced every 3-5 years. However, you should be cleaning the cartridge every few months for best ongoing performance. 

Of course, proper maintenance is key. The older a filter gets, the less effective it tends to be at keeping your pool clean and sanitary. You’ll know it’s time to clean, repair, or replace your pool filter when your pool is cloudy or dirty more often or you notice general wear and tear. 

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Sand Filter Tank Systems
Sand Filter Tanks
Sand Filter Tank Cover 

Pool CoverHow long will my pool cover last?

A good pool cover will last you between 4-8 years before you need to replace it. However, that depends a lot on unseen factors. Your cover’s main job is to protect your pool from debris and the elements, so it’s no surprise that trees, ice, and weather are usually what causes damage to your cover. Since weather and natural elements are unpredictable, it can be hard to say exactly how long your cover will last. 

Rips, tears, and damage are some of the most common signs that it’s time to replace your pool cover, as it will become less effective in protecting your pool. 

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Sturdy Man Pool Covers – Round
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Essential Pool Cover – Oval

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If you have more questions about replacing your pool liner or other accessories or you’re looking for great replacement pool supplies, don’t hesitate to reach out. The pool experts at LinerWorld are happy to help! Simply leave a comment below, connect with us on Facebook, or contact us directly! 

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