Which pool liner is right for your above ground pool?

Searcing for which pool liner is right for your above ground pool? Finding the right liner for your pool can be stressful and overwhelming. Especially if you aren’t sure which size you need and which type of liner would be the best quality for your pool. This could cause you to push off purchasing a new pool liner to avoid confusion, but then your pool may become too damaged to use. With inventory being in such high demand this year, we don’t want you to worry about picking the right liner, we want that to be easy and efficient so that you find a pool liner that fits your pool and also your style!

1. Measure your pool

Before you start choosing the style of liner that you want for your pool, it’s important that you take the time to properly measure your pool. As your pool ages, it likely won’t be the same measurement that you initially thought it was due to sagging or bowed walls. You can’t rely on the following sources to get your pool measurements:

  • The size of your winter pool cover
  • Receipts or documents from the previous pool owner
  • The original paperwork from your current above ground pool liner
  • What the pool store listed as the pool dimensions

By taking the time to measure your pool and finding the right liner, you will be able to increase the longevity of your liner and help to save you time and money in the future. You’ll also be able to avoid the stress of having your new pool liner arrive and sending it back because it doesn’t fit.

To start measuring your pool, you’ll want to use a tape measure from inside to inside of the pool wall. You’ll also want to think of your pool as a clock, measuring from 12 to 6 and 9 to 3.

In order to avoid any measurement issues, you’ll want to measure twice – once at the bottom of the wall and once at the top. If these measurements aren’t adding up, you may also want to measure from the center of your pool wall as well. This job is also easier with the help of a family member or friend, so make sure that you have someone with you during this process!

Please note: The above highlights measuring the most common pool shapes. Pools with unique shapes, extra features, bowed walls, or other irregularities may require a more complex measuring process or even a custom liner. Contact a pool liner expert to discuss the specifics of your pool before purchasing.

Here at LinerWorld, we proudly offer above ground pool liners for the following pool shapes and sizes:

2. Beaded, Overlap &  Expandable Pool Liners

Overlap Pool Liners

These pool liners wrap around the top of the pool and have plastic strips that are called coping that rest on the top. Overlap liners are installed by removing the top rail of your swimming pool and draping the liner over the wall. Once the liner is in place, the extra liner can be cut away using scissors.

To know if an overlap pool liner is right for your pool, you should be able to see some liner hanging out of the pool top rail.

Beaded Pool Liners

To know if your pool requires a beaded pool liner, you’ll want to check under the pool top rail for a bead receiver.

Beaded pool liners will hook into the track along the edge of the pool wall, which is the bead receiver. As the liner is being installed, the groove on the top of the liner will snap into place along the track.

Expandable Pool Liners

At LinerWorld, we’re proud to also offer expandable pool liners to fit up to 72” in depth (designed to stretch for pools with a deep end or dug out center over 54″ and up to 72″).

3. Using LinerWorld’s Pool Liner Selector Tool

Our Pool Liner Selector makes it fun and easy for you to choose the right liner replacement for your above ground pool. If you followed the steps above, you’ll know exactly what measurements you’re looking for and which type of liner is right for your pool. Then, you can use our handy Pool Liner Selector tool and follow these steps to find the right pool liner:

  • What’s your pool size?
  • What’s your install type?
  • What design do you like?
  • Add to your cart

Once you’re at the point where you are able to see which pool liner you’ll be adding to your cart, you’ll be able to see a description of the quality of our pool liners and what they offer for you. You’ll also be able to see our installation must-have products to make your pool liner installation process smoother and other recommended products for the liner you’ve selected.

At LinerWorld, our ordering process is easy and interactive, but our commitment to your satisfaction doesn’t end there! We have a live chat feature available on the website and our customer service team is on-hand to help you make the right liner selection. We also pride ourselves on our fast and free shipping.  Orders placed by 3 PM (CST) typically ship same day and most customers receive their orders within 1-3 business days.

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