Above Ground Pool Liner Replacement FAQs

Updated: August 21, 2023

Replacing above ground pool liners is serious business! We should know because at LinerWorld, we’re the above ground swimming pool liner replacement experts! We’ve been helping homeowners install, repair, and replace their pool liners since 1999. 

We’ve been asked so many questions about above ground pool liner replacements over the years, we thought it would be best to provide a one-stop-shop for any questions you may have. 

We’ll add to this post as more questions arise, so check back regularly! Of course, th any questions you may have.

Is it hard to replace an above ground pool liner?

Yes and no. Installing a pool liner takes time and patience, but it’s not really “hard.” 

Here at LinerWorld, our above ground pool liners and replacement liners need to be installed in a specific way to ensure success. We’ve put together a complete guide to walk you through the process step by step!

above ground swimming pool liner replacement guide

How much does it cost to replace an above ground pool liner?

Generally, it costs around $200 to $800 to replace an above ground pool liner. 

However, the cost to replace an above ground pool liner can vary based on a couple of factors:

  • The size of your pool and liner 
  • The type of liner, such as beaded or overlap
  • Color and design 
  • If you need installation accessories like coping strips

Remember, when shopping for your replacement pool liner, you need to know your pool size, the type of installation (overlap, beaded, expandable, etc.), and which vinyl pool liner design you want! 

LinerWorld makes it easy to get everything you need to replace your pool liner all in one order. Once you’ve selected the right size and installation type for your pool, we recommend an installation bundle to help you get the job done.

Check out our blog for more information about pool liner costs and pricing

Can you replace a pool liner yourself?

If you’re not 100% confident about installing your above ground pool liner replacement, it may be best to hire a professional. Service fees range greatly depending on seasonality, location, and other factors. Ask your network for recommendations and work with someone you trust.

Even if you want to do the installation yourself, you’ll still probably need a family member or friend to offer a hand. If that’s the case, we recommend budgeting the price of a pizza (or something similar) into your budget to thank them for their help. 

What is the best replacement liner for above ground pools?

That’s easy. LinerWorld pool liners, of course! Our vinyl replacement pool liners are high-quality, long-lasting swimming pool liners that won’t break the bank. 

Our liners are made of 25-gauge durable vinyl, ideal for standard residential use and weather resistant! Plus, they come in a wide variety of patterns and colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect design for your backyard. 

Don’t just take our word for it, though. Check out some testimonials from loyal customers!

How do I know when to replace my pool liner?

So many factors can impact your vinyl liner’s lifespan. Common signs you need to replace your above ground pool liner include:

  1. Cracking or tearing
  2. Leaking.
  3. Wrinkles
  4. Fading
  5. Stains or discoloration
  6. Slipping or stretching out of the track

Can you put a new vinyl pool liner over an old one?

Installing a new liner over an old one isn’t a good idea. We do not recommend leaving your old pool liner in your above ground swimming pool when replacing the liner. It may seem like an extra layer of protection, but in reality, it will create more problems for you. 

Installing a replacement pool liner requires you to redo or re-groom the bottom of the pool base and add a liner pad before installation. All the more reason to just throw the old liner out and start fresh!

My pool liner replacement looks too small. Should I stretch the liner so that it fits in my pool?

You never want to stretch your new vinyl swimming pool liner physically. The main reason is that it will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Also, by stretching the pool liner into the pool, you are thinning out the vinyl material making the swimming pool liner more susceptible to damage. 

If your pool liner replacement looks too small, you may need to upgrade to a bigger size.

Take time to double or even triple measure your pool to be sure you get the right size from the get-go. Grab a buddy to help and measure from pool wall to pool wall and from the top of the pool to the bottom of the pool. Check out our full pool measurement guide for more details. 

How long does it take to replace a pool liner?

Installing a replacement liner isn’t something you can rush through. On average, a straightforward pool liner replacement takes about one to three days.

First, you have to order the liner and wait for it to ship. At LinerWorld, we want you to enjoy your pool as much as possible, so we do our best to get you your orders fast. Orders placed before 2 PM (CST) typically ship the same day, and most customers receive their orders within 1-3 business days. 

Once the liner arrives, installation time can vary depending on several factors, including the size of your pool and your experience level — or the experience level of those you hired to do the installation. Plus, there are also unforeseen complications that may arise, such as weather. 

Let LinerWorld Help You Replace Your Liner

If you’re ready to replace your above ground pool liner, our team is here to help. Shop for the latest styles and patterns in all sizes. 

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If you still have questions, our team is here to help. Reach out through our contact form or view our full FAQ page!

7 responses to “Above Ground Pool Liner Replacement FAQs”

  1. Sara Wright says:

    I got a new liner for my 21 ft pool. The one I got measured that it was for that size. I have installed it, but the overlap does not seem to be long enough. As the water level rises, the liner comes off. Do you have any advice? I don’t want to have to buy a whole new liner.
    Thank you for any help.

  2. Jon says:

    Can i put one of your liners with a dowbpy pool fram?

  3. Sandra Arens says:

    We have a 16 ft above ground round pool.My husband is installing the new pool liner over the old one.The problem is,the new liner seems a lot bigger and has lots of big wrinkles in it.Do you have any suggestions to remove the wrinkles? He wants to leave the old one in. Thankyou

  4. clare says:

    just wondering we have a inground pool which currently has a vinyl liner, we have purchased a new liner but its too short, can you glue liners together so it will fit? if not any other sugesstions?
    many thanks

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