Pool Liners & Install Guide

We Carry All Liner Sizes Below are our 24 Rounds & 18x 33 Oval Liners, Give us a Call for other Sizes 919 621 7471

24ft Round Above Ground Pool Liners

25 Gauge Overlap Liners – 20 Year Warranty – USA Made Liners

PRICE: $171.05
25 Gauge
PRICE: $194.55
25 Gauge
PRICE: $209.59
25 Gauge
PRICE: $218.51
25 Gauge
PRICE: $238.11
25 Gauge

25 Gauge 48″ Universal Bead Liners – 20 Year Warranty – USA Made Liners

All of our 48″ universal bead liners work with J-Bead, Uni-Bead,V-Bead and Standard Beaded pool systems. The patented universal bead system built into our liners have all the listed bead types attached for a simple and easy installation. There is no need to guess at which bead type you have on your pool. If you have an Esther Williams pool, please contact us for special order pricing.

PRICE: $241.50
25 Gauge
PRICE: $243.99
25 Gauge
PRICE: $243.99
25 Gauge
PRICE: $243.99
25 Gauge
PRICE: $265.55

25 Gauge 52″ Universal Bead Liners – 20 Year Warranty – USA Made Liners

All of our 52″ universal bead liners work with J-Bead, Uni-Bead, V-Bead and Standard Beaded pool systems. The patented universal bead system built into our liners have all the listed bead types attached for a simple and easy installation. There is no need to guess at which bead type you have on your pool. If you have an Esther Williams pool, please contact us for special order pricing.

PRICE: $241.50
25 Gauge
PRICE: $243.99
25 Gauge
PRICE: $243.99
25 Gauge
PRICE: $243.99
25 Gauge
PRICE: $265.55

25 Gauge 54″ Universal Bead Liners – 20 Year Warranty – USA Made Liners

All of our 54″ universal bead liners work with J-Bead, Uni-Bead, V-Bead and Standard Beaded pool systems. The patented universal bead system built into our liners have all the listed bead types attached for a simple and easy installation. There is no need to guess at which bead type you have on your pool. If you have an Esther Williams pool, please contact us for special order pricing.

PRICE: $260.90
25 Gauge
PRICE: $312.59
25 Gauge

25 Gauge Overlap Liners – 20 Year Warranty – USA Made Liners

18ft x 33ft Oval Above Ground Pool Liners

PRICE: $222.75
25 Gauge
PRICE: $252.83
25 Gauge
PRICE: $264.11
25 Gauge
PRICE: $275.35
25 Gauge
PRICE: $299.85
25 Gauge

25 Gauge 52″ Universal Bead Liners – 20 Year Warranty – USA Made Liners

All of our 52″ universal bead liners work with J-Bead, Uni-Bead, V-Bead and Standard Beaded pool systems. The patented universal bead system built into our liners have all the listed bead types attached for a simple and easy installation. There is no need to guess at which bead type you have on your pool. If you have an Esther Williams pool, please contact us for special order pricing.

PRICE: $309.40
25 Gauge
PRICE: $312.59
25 Gauge
PRICE: $312.59
25 Gauge
PRICE: $312.59
25 Gauge
PRICE: $321.41
25 Gauge
 

25 Gauge 54″ Universal Bead Liners – 20 Year Warranty – USA Made Liners

All of our 54″ universal bead liners work with J-Bead, Uni-Bead, V-Bead and Standard Beaded pool systems. The patented universal bead system built into our liners have all the listed bead types attached for a simple and easy installation. There is no need to guess at which bead type you have on your pool. If you have an Esther Williams pool, please contact us for special order pricing.

PRICE: $327.29
25 Gauge
PRICE: $334.62
25 Gauge
PRICE: $403.73
25 Gauge

EZ-Bead liner is the best on the planet for above ground swimming pools. This is being made for us by a company that has been known for quality in-ground pool liners. This is what I would put in my own pool if I was a customer doing a self install, it’s the easiest type of liner to manage

How To Install An Above-Ground Pool Liner

  1. Drain and clean the pool, get all the debris and water out of the pool. When you get close to empty, you can use a shop-vac to get the last of it. You don’t want to have to clean and pick-through leaves and dirt that is mixed in with the sand under the liner.
  2. Next you want to remove the skimmer and the water return jet.
  3. Remove all your top rail caps.
  4. Now remove all your top rails.
  5. Don’t remove the grey or silver coping on top of the pool wall just yet.
  6. Cut and remove the pool liner. Cut it into manageable size sections.
  7. Remember, your pool walls are extremely vulnerable with the the water out of the pool. This should not be attempted on a very windy day.
  8. Once the liner has been removed, smooth the pool sand bottom, removing any sharp rocks or stones.
  9. Build a 4″ sand cove around the perimeter of the pool. Some sand is not compactable, so be sure to use mason sand.
  10. Lay the liner out in the sun to remove packing wrinkles.
  11. Begin removing the metal coping on the top of the pool, three sections at first. then hang the liner in that area, Once you have the liner hung in that area, put coping back on before moving on. Now work your way around, doing three or four section at a time hanging the liner as you go. Do not allow the liner to buckle or pull down the wall.
  12. Use a broom to tap liner close to the bottom of the pool wall.
  13. Tape off the skimmer opening on the outside of the pool. Now run a shop vacuum in the return jet hole. Seal around the vacuum hose. Tap liner into place while running the vacuum until the liner is set, and all the wrinkles are removed.
  14. Once all the wrinkles are out, you can start adding water, keep running vacuum until water is on the wall, all the way around.
  15. Begin installing the top rails.
  16. Once the vacuum is shut off, continue filling the pool until the water is 4 inches below the return jet.
  17. Remove the tape on the skimmer and install the skimmer with new gaskets.
  18. Install return jet with new gaskets, and then hook up the filter equipment, and finish filling the pool.

This installation guide is meant to give you a rough outline only. This was also meant to convert regular beaded liners, and overlap liners into hung / V-bead type.

Please feel free to call or to ask questions in the comments below. We will answer them when we have time. Thank you!

Above Ground Liner Replacement

There are a lot of different pool manufacturers with many different models. But when it’s time for an above ground liner replacement, you will only need to know a few things to get an estimate, or to order your new liner.

In this post I am going to discuss the cost associated with an above ground liner replacement. I will also explain the different liner types, and some upgrades that could extend the life of your pool liner. And lastly, I will explain the process of doing the job.

Before you can replace your liner, first you need to know the size of your pool.

Measuring Your Above-Ground Pool

  • Ovals: W & L (width and length) & Wall Height
  • Round Pools: Diameter & Wall Height

Measure twice – order once, as the saying goes. Once the liner comes out of the box, nobody is going to let you return it. Make sure to measure the wall height very carefully, as there is not a lot of difference between them. Your pool wall will typically be one of three heights: 48 inches, 52 inches, or 54 inches. Most pools nowadays are 52″, and many of the older pools are 48″. There are some real old pools that have a 46″wall.

Measure on the outside of your pool. You may have to dig down to reach the bottom of the wall. Measure from the very bottom of the wall, to the top of the pool wall. If you need to dig, be careful not to hit the pool wall, or dig under the pool wall. Always fill holes back in.

The next you will need to know what type of liner you have. There are only three types, but they have a few different names.

Above-Ground Pool Liner Types

The first type is “overlap”, and it is the cheapest. You can identify this type because it hangs down on the outside of the pool. If you see more than 2 inches of liner on the outside of your pool, it is an overlap. It’s the cheapest for a reason, it is usually thin. I would sooner line my pool with a trash bag. Don’t worry if you have an overlap now, you can replace it with one of the other styles.

The next type is called “beaded”. This type snaps into a channel on the inside of your pool. The channel hangs just under the top rail. The only thing you will see on the outside of this pool is the white bead channel (hangs down about an inch), and maybe a sliver of grey or silver above that. Most bead channel is made of plastic. If you have a metal bead channel, you my friend have a good pool, and standard beaded liners will not fit in this type.

Beaded liners are good, the only knock on them, is that the plastic style bead receiver stretches, and the liner pops out. I would never install an overlap or beaded liner in a pool I owned. Not unless I had a metal bead channel like in an: Esther Williams, Johnny Weissmuller, or Fantasy brand pool.

The last type is called “V-bead” or “J-hook”. This is the only type of liner I would install. This can be installed on almost any above-ground pool. If you picture the V or the J upside down, you will get the idea of how this type of liner attaches to the top of the pool wall.

You will hear another above-ground liner name: “uni-bead”, or “U-bead”, also called “easy-bead” or EZ-Bead. This is a universal bead. It can be used like a V-bead, or you can make a cut, and tear off a section of the bead, so it will fit in a standard bead receiver.

Above Ground Pool Liner Gauge / Mil and Material

Thickness

Along with the different styles, all liners come in different thicknesses (thicker is better), often referred to by mil or gauge. You really want a 25 Gauge or 20 mil liner. 25 Gauge is Best.

What a liner is made of

An other consideration is what the liner is made of. Some liner companies use recycled plastics in their liners, while other companies use the term “Virgin Vinyl”, meaning made from 100% new vinyl. Always get Virgin Vinyl Made in The USA

Who is manufacturing your liner?

In very recent years, China has been flooding our market with cheap knock-off liners. They copy the pattern from quality vinyl suppliers, and then make cheap knock-offs. Many times they’re irregular, that is they’re metric liners that don’t quite fit in standard american size pools. So you have to over stretch them. Some stretching is normal, but if you stretch a liner to much it becomes very thin!

We Sell Only American made Virgin Vinyl Liners!!!!!

Above ground Liner Replacement Installation Cost

Their are some differences in the cost of doing the actual installation. The base cost is usually between $300.00 and $600.00.

These are some of the elements that put you toward the higher range, or even higher.

  1. Bottom work can add to the cost, if we need to add sand, and do extensive reworking of the pool bottom
  2. Adding a Foam wall or Gorilla Pad (liner guard)
  3. Decks and fencing that interfere with the job
  4. Converting away from an overlap to a beaded or J-hook
  5. Pool Size: larger pools take longer to do and increase man hours.
  6. Wall Repairs – Patching rust-holes, repairing return holes

Installation estimates are free, just call with your measurements and liner type and I will give you a rough idea of the cost right over the phone.

Above Ground Liner Replacement Upgrades

The first upgrade is called a Liner-Guard, or Gorilla bottom. It is basically a super dense blanket that prevents cut-grass or roots from growing up through your liner. it is also an extra barrier between ant and termite saliva and your liner. Ant saliva will cause tiny pin holes. It also helps in the case of small sink wholes and when rodents or worms dig under the pool. These range in price from $100.00 to $350.00. This is also recommended when your pool was installed over stone-dust.

The next upgrade is called a foam wall. we apply some spray glue and roll out foam padding before installing the pool liner. This also helps to extend the life of your pool liner, and is a barrier, separating rusty walls from you pool liner. We charge $75.00 to $200.00 for parts and installation. This can also help when an aluminum wall has begun to develop tiny oxidation holes (usually found low on the pool wall)

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