15 Frequently Asked Questions – Vinyl Pool Liners

1. How do I measure my swimming pool?

To get the correct measurements for you above ground pool, measure from inside wall to inside wall. To get your pool’s depth, take your measurement from the deepest point on the pool floor to the top of the inside of the pool wall. This will work best if you have another set of hands to help you out, so grab a family member or friend for help! 

2. If I don’t see my pool size as an option for a liner, can I buy the next size up and use that? Will it fit properly?

No. LinerWorld pool liners are made to be an exact fit for the specific measurements of your pool. Even if your pool only measures slightly under 27 feet, for example, the 27-foot liners will not fit your pool properly. If you are unsure whether or not a pool liner will work for you, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help you make sure that you are getting the right fit for your pool!  

3. What is the difference between an overlap pool liner and a beaded pool liner?

The difference between above ground overlap and beaded pool liners is the way that the liner is held in place at the top of the pool. Overlap pool liners go over the side of your pool wall and are held by coping strips. Beaded pool liners are fed into a bead receiver which is installed on the inside of your pool wall. 

4. Does LinerWorld have a warranty for their pool liners?

Yes! Our above ground pool liners come with a 25 year, prorated manufacturer’s warranty that covers manufacturer defects. We recommend that all customers read through our warranty carefully before purchasing. 

5. How do I open my above ground pool?

With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to use your above ground pool! To get you ready for the swimming season we’ve put together a pool opening guide for you to follow, helping you to get your pool ready for the summer quickly and efficiently. 

6. What if I order the wrong liner for my pool?

No worries! At LinerWorld we accept returns within 30 days of receiving your items to ensure that you get the right size liner for your pool. Some fees and restrictions may apply. Custom orders and pool liners that have been unrolled are not returnable. Please read our full return policy for more details. 

7. How do I install my new swimming pool liner?

Once you find the pool liner that you love and have it shipped to you, installation is the next most important step. There are different ways that you can install your new vinyl pool liner, but our liners are designed to be installed in one specific way. Read our installation guide to follow our steps for perfect pool liner installation and contact our team if you need extra assistance. 

8. What is the best pool liner color?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions and we don’t have a direct answer for you as any liner can be the best, it just depends on what you like and how the liner will fit with your current style. There are pros and cons to owning different liner colors and patterns which we’ve laid out for you in the blog below! 

9. What sizes do LinerWorld vinyl pool liners come in?

Our above ground pool liners come in a range of sizes allowing you to find the perfect fit for your pool! With an overall total of 23 liners to choose from for round, oval, and rectangular above ground pools, you’re sure to find a liner that will work for your pool. Our round pool liners are available in 12’, 15’, 16’, 18’, 21’, 24’, 27’, 28’, 30’, and 33’ options. Our oval pool liners are available in 12’x18’, 12’x24’, 15’x24’, 15’x25’, 15’x30’, 16’x24’, 16’x32’, 18’x33’, and 21’x41’ options. Rectangular pool liners come in 12’x20’, 12’x24’, 16’x24’, and 16’x32’ options. 

If we don’t have a size that will work for your pool, you can order a custom sized liner that will suit your needs. 

10. How can I prevent my pool liner from fading?

Chemicals and sun are the biggest culprits when it comes to a fading pool liner. Although you can’t completely eliminate your pool liner from fading, you can slow down the process and prevent it from happening for as long as possible with proper care and maintenance. We’ve created a guide for you to prevent your vinyl pool liner from fading for as long as possible. 

11. When is the best time of year to buy a new pool liner?

Different factors go into when you should buy a new pool liner, such as expenses, inventory, and shipping times. If you need a new liner or are just looking for a new one, you can grab one anytime!

In the spring season, you have the opportunity to get your favorite pool liner fast by beating the summer rush. Summer offers new vinyl pool liner releases, giving you the best options for the latest liners. The fall season allows you to plan for the next swimming season. Winter has an incredible inventory selection where you can choose from our favorite pool liners. 

12. How long will my pool liner and accessories last?

Typically a pool liner will last around 10 years. That depends heavily on the regular maintenance, liner care, proper installation, as well as how often you are using your pool and the weather that is impacting it. Each pool accessory has its own lifespan which you can read more about below.

13. Why is my pool liner failing?

Years of exposure to over-chlorinated water and UV rays can cause your vinyl pool liner to deteriorate quickly. The lining will start to crack at the water level, tears will start to occur,  the rest of the liner will become brittle, and your pool will constantly be leaking water. Don’t let your pool get to this point! Make sure that you are taking the proper steps to make sure that your liner is being cared for to reduce damage and wear. 

14. How long does it typically take to receive a new pool liner?

At LinerWorld, we pride ourselves on our fast and free shipping! Free shipping is available for all of our swimming pool liners, products, and accessories. Orders that are placed by 3 PM (CST) are typically shipped the same day and most customers receive their liner in 1-3 business days. This means that you will spend less time waiting and more time enjoying your pool! 

15. How can you tell if your pool liner is leaking?

There is always normal water loss with evaporation, but if you are losing water quickly, there likely is a bigger issue occurring. Puddles and damp spots surrounding your pool can be a sign that your liner is leaking. Test the puddles for chlorine to see if the water is directly coming from your pool or not and cracks on your pool deck, soft spots, or stains can also be a sign that your pool isn’t properly holding water.

One response to “15 Frequently Asked Questions – Vinyl Pool Liners”

  1. Jenell says:

    Can I use an overlap liner for the purpose of installation simplicity on an in ground pool when there will be only a 3” gap behind outside metal for the remaining overlap.. Binder boards will then be replaced to fill gap to tie into concrete surrounding deck..beaded pool liner has always been used but nearly impossible to install, short lifespan and the middle of pool has sunk a few inches over 30 years. Thanks for any info

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