Pool liner is very important in every type of pool. It not only prevents leaks but also keeps the water inside the pool.
With time it can lose its value and can get wrinkles, cracks, stretching, and leaks. So, you should replace the pool liner to avoid big issues.
In this article, you will learn how to install above ground pool liners, their types, and when you should replace them.
You can do the task by yourself if you have enough free time or can also hire a professional for the service. Let’s dive into it.
How to Install Above Ground Pool Liner With Deep End?
It is an easy way to install an above-ground pool liner with a deep end if you will follow the below steps.
- First of all, remove the old pool liner.
- Position the liner with a deep end outside of the pool.
- Take the liner out of the box and start unfolding it from the width. Be careful while doing it and keep it away from sharp objects.
- Two people will hold the deep-end corners and two will carry the shallow ends of the pool liner.
- When you have positioned the liner accurately then start lining up the seams horizontally.
- Once you have fixed the liner then take out the liner from one corner and insert a hose. It will best to do it opposite of the skimmer.
- Tape the hose to make it air-tight and cover it to pull the liner down.
- Now adjust the pool liner if you notice any wrinkles in it.
How to Install Above Ground Beaded Pool Liner?
To install an above-ground beaded pool liner, follow the below steps.
- Drain the water from the pool and remove it’s old liner.
- Remove the entire residue from the pool surface and check the condition of the skimmer and return.
- Now place the liner in its position and enter the pool bare-footed.
- Insert the beaded edge of the pool liner in the bead receiver and remove the wrinkles if any.
- Fill water in the pool and check the beads if they are leaving liner then fix them. At the end fix the skimmer and return and then fill the pool.
How to Measure for Above Ground Pool Liner?
It is very important to measure the pool liner before replacing it. This will help you get the exact measurements of the pool liner.
Do measure your pool before replacing the pool liner. Different shapes of the pools are measured differently. You can do it as follows.
- If you have a round pool then measure the pool diameter from the center a minimum of three times. It will take you to the exact measurements. Place the measuring tape inside the pool at one wall and then take it on the top of the opposite wall.
- If your pool shape is oval then measure from the center and also measure the width at 2 or 3 places. Measure the length from inside a wall to the other for accurate measurements.
- For a rectangular pool, measure the length and width from one wall of the inside pool to the other. Also, measure the pool walls in this manner.
How to Replace Above Ground Pool Liner with Center Drain?
Nowadays most of the pools have drains at the sides of the pool but if you have a center drain pool liner then you can replace the pool liner as follows.
- When you have installed the pool liner completely by following the method mentioned in the previous sections then replace the center drain with your hand.
- Install the gasket and faceplate at that place accurately.
- Cut the liner on the main drain and install its cover.
Different Types of Above Ground Pool Liners
If you intend to purchase a new pool liner for your above-ground pool, then do have an idea about different types of pool liners. In this way, it will be very easy for you to make a decision that which one you need for your pool.
Following are the most common above-ground pool liners.
- Overlap Liners: These liners can be seen outside the above-ground pool overlapped on the pool walls. They are affordable and easy to install.
- J-W Bead Liners: They are used specifically over two types of aluminum pools that are built for these liners.
- Standard Bead Liners: They are very easy to change. They come up with beads that are hanged on the pool walls and the installation process is completed.
- EZ Bead Liners: These are called multi-bead liner. They can also work as J-Hook and standard liner but the difference is that there is no cutting edge.
- J-Hook Liners: These liners include a bead that is of J shape. You can open the J-hook and attach it over the top of the pool wall.
- Uni-bead Liners: These are multifunction pool liners. They can work as a standard pool liner or a J-Hook pool liner.
Signs Your Pool Liner Needs to be Replaced
The four most common signs indicate the pool liner needs replaced are explained below.
- Cracking: With time vinyl liners lost their worth. So do check it regularly. When you find any cracks or witness that the water is getting low then do change the pool liner.
- Stains: If the color of the pool liner is faded and you see stains on it then it is a clear identification to change the pool liner.
- Wrinkles: With the passing time, the pool liner lososes its beauty and start facing wrinkles like lose fitting and stretching. So you are advised to change the pool liner.
- Leaking: if you notice any leaks in your pool liner then patch it but if you did not do so then you should replace the pool liner. Otherwise, the leaks will increase and cause high bills.
When is the Best Time to Change Pool Liner?
It is recommended to change the pool liner every spring or fall as it is the best time for it. This is because if you attempt to replace it in summer then you will lose your precious swimming time.
If you are hiring a professional to do the task then do fix an appointment because spring is the busy season for changing pool liner. It will take approximately six days to completely fit and then you can enjoy your summer with the pleasure of swimming.
Pools are found in abundance nowadays due to people’s fascination for recreation. With time, pools start to face leaks, which need to be stopped. For this reason, one must know how to install above ground pool liner.