We are industry-trained, experienced, and equipped for pool repairs in Omaha and the surrounding areas. If your vinyl-liner pool needs repairs, regardless if its a minor repair or a major renovation, then contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or email@example.com to schedule your free onsite consultation.
We also replace pool liners.
Here is a listing of just some of the repairs that we offer for vinyl-liner pools:
With a liner replacement, we will:
You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free onsite consultation and receive a bid.
Regardless of the mil-thickness of the vinyl, a vinyl-liner will develop rips and holes as the vinyl gets older and less pliable; this will cause a static leak source at the actual liner. These rips and holes can be patched. We do have the proprietary LeakTrac® equipment to determine if your vinyl-liner has any rips or holes. The specialty service call rate for this specialty LeakTrac® equipment is $159.00 per hour. This rate is solely for use of the LeakTrac® equipment, which will determine if your vinyl-liner has any rips or holes; it will also pinpoint the location of any rips or holes. This rate does not include any patches; if you want us to patch the rips and/or holes too, that service is a separate (standard) service call rate of $89.00 per hour. If we find just one rip or hole, or even a few of them, if the patchwork can be applied quickly and easily, then we will certainly apply that patch(es) and not charge a separate service call, contingent that it all can be accomplished in about 1 hour or less. We will not dive down to patch rips or holes in the deep-end of the pool.
If the LeakTrac® equipment indicates multiple rips and/or holes, then the best remedy is to replace the vinyl-liner; this is especially true if your vinyl-liner is old, has pattern fading, and certainly if it is "bleached" throughout much of its surface area.
You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or email@example.com to schedule a LeakTrac® service call.
If ground water, or a pool leak, or for whatever reason, causes your vinyl-liner to float and otherwise become displaced, it likely can be re-set and vacuum-sealed back in place.
NOTE: if the liner is floating due to ground water, the ground water needs to be evacuated.
NOTE: if the liner is floating due to a pool leak, the leak needs to be located and eliminated.
For whatever reason, if just a single underground pipe is broken/cracked in a single location, then just that isolated pipe in that isolated location can be repaired.
Regardless if your plumbing pipes are old and inferior (such as iron pipes, copper pipes, or black poly-pipe), or if they leak, or if they are just too small (in terms of their diameter) for safe water flow, the entire pool can be re-plumbed with properly-sized Schedule-40 PVC pipe.
When the pool is completely re-plumbed, the plumbing (the pipes) as well as the pump and filter should all be properly-sized for safe, effective and efficient circulation and filtration.
A main drain is a suction port at the bottom of the pool that greatly assists with the circulation and filtration that are required for your pool to maintain water clarity. The main drains can be repaired or replaced.
A skimmer is a suction port at the surface (top) of the pool that greatly assists with the circulation and filtration that are required for your pool to maintain water clarity. The skimmers can be repaired or replaced; they can also be added, removed, or re-located.
A return (which is also called an inlet) is the wall fitting that allows clean and filtered (and perhaps heated and sanitized) water back to the pool. The returns can be repaired or replaced; they can also be added, removed, or re-located.
Do you have a deep-end to your pool? Do you want to lessen the depth from 8' (or more) to a more manageable 4' - 6' maximum depth?
If you lessen the depth of your vinyl-liner pool, a new liner will be required to fit the new specifications of the pool.
The wall system helps comprise the structure and integrity - the overall strength - of a vinyl-liner pool:
If the walls - regardless if they are steel or polymer - are bowed in or bowed out, they can be repaired and straightened.
Any wall repairs may - and often will - require a new liner too. In fact, 99.5% of the time, wall repairs are completed during a liner replacement.
For a vinyl-liner pool, the sidewalls are footed in concrete on the backside of the wall under the backfill and the concrete deck. If a wall, multiple walls, or all of the walls are damaged beyond the point that they can be repaired, then the wall(s) will have to be replaced.
Any time a wall has to be replaced - and certainly when multiple walls are replaced - the liner is highly likely to have to be replaced too. In fact, 99.9% of the time, wall replacements are completed during a liner replacement.
If your vinyl-liner pool has white fiberglass steps, if there are blisters or cracks - or both - in the steps, they can likely be repaired and restored.
At times, there may be voids under the steps, which will weaken the steps as they are being used to enter and exit the pool, which can lead to cracking. If this is the case, then concrete will be removed proximal to the step, some excavation is required under and around the step, fill material will be packed under the step treads, the area around the step will be backfilled and tamped for compaction, rebar will be tied and bonded, and concrete will be re-poured where is was removed. If the steps did crack due to the previous voids, they would be repaired and restored during this process too.
For a vinyl-liner pool, the steps - along with the sidewalls - are footed in concrete on the backside of the step under the backfill and the concrete deck. If the steps are damaged beyond the point that they can be repaired, then the steps will have to be replaced. It is not common to have to replace the pool steps. But, if needed, while we will be limited to the specifications of the original steps, you may have a few choices of step styles, depending on the specifications of your original steps and the neighboring wall panels.
When the steps have to be replaced, the liner is highly likely going to have to be replaced too. In fact, 99.9% of the time, floor repairs are completed during a liner replacement.
In 95% of vinyl-liner pools in this area, the floor will be poured vermiculite. In 95% of the cases where the vermiculite is compromised, it can be repaired with patchwork here-and-there (where needed) or a skim-coat of the entire vermiculite.
When the vermiculite needs repairs, the liner is highly likely going to have to be replaced too. In fact, 99.9% of the time, floor repairs are completed during a liner replacement.
If your vinyl-liner pool has a sand floor, then all of the sand can be removed and a vermiculite floor can be poured in its place, which is the clear recommendation for the overall strength, structure and integrity of the pool as well as for protection and longevity of the vinyl-liner.
If your vinyl-liner pool does have a vermiculite floor, but some, most, or the entire vermiculite floor is damaged or deteriorated beyond the point that it can be repaired, or even skim-coated, then the existing vermiculite can be removed where needed and replaced. In extreme situations, all of the existing (deteriorated and defective) vermiculite can be removed and an entire new vermiculite floor can be poured.
When the floor needs to be replaced, the liner will have to be replaced too.
Most vinyl-liner pools use aluminum powder-coated (typically white but also gray) coping; this coping serves as the liner track and the bond for the pool and the concrete deck. If this aluminum coping is scratched, it can be sanded, cleaned, and painted. If this coping is damaged and scratched, it can be repaired first and then sanded, cleaned, and painted.
Some vinyl-liner pools are equipped with an independent liner track, which allows for bricks, stones, or poured concrete as their coping. Regardless, if just a few sections of the coping are chipped, cracked, loose, hollow, or otherwise damaged, then we can repair or replace just the coping sections where required. However, if most of the coping is chipped, cracked, loose, hollow, or missing - or if you just want a new look - we can remove and replace all of the coping. When replacing all of the coping, this may require re-building and restoring the coping pocket, if applicable.
If the structure and integrity of the concrete deck is in tact with the exception of a few spots that are cracked, settled, sunk, heaving, raised, loose, hollow, deteriorating, or already deteriorated, then those isolated compromised sections of the concrete deck can be removed and replaced. However, if most of the concrete deck is cracked, settling, sunk, heaving, raised, loose, hollow, deteriorating, or already deteriorated - or if you just want a new look - we can remove and replace the entire pool deck; we can re-pour standard gray concrete, colored concrete, or colored/stamped concrete...or the deck can be replaced with bricks, pavers, flagstone or other natural stones.
This list details the common repair requests we receive for vinyl-liner pools.
You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or firstname.lastname@example.org if the pool repair you need is not listed on this web-page.