Swimming pool liners are offered in a large assortment of colors and patterns and some have unique borders that accent the pool's rim.
Searching for a pool liner is like looking for wallpaper: Whether you prefer the deep aqua and black speckled pattern, or prefer the light blue and green marbled look, or want something that resembles a traditional tile, there is a pool liner design that will surely suit your taste.
Pool liners can be bought to fit a specific size and shape while others may need to be custom-made. Liners can be smooth or may have a texture if desired. They can vary in thickness either 20 or 30 mm. Usually the thicker the liner, the longer the warranty and the more strength the liner has. Some believe that putting a specifically designed foam-like material below the liner adds extra comfort.
Many warn of companies that do not use pure vinyl but rather a mixture of materials, as pure vinyl is considered superior. Both above or in ground pools can have beaded liners which secure the liner to a plastic or aluminum track via vinyl beading at the edge of the top of a pool.
Overlap liners extend beyond the top of the pool's frame and are sometimes visible on the outer wall. Overlap liners are kept in place by a strip on the pool's wall and are more often installed in above ground pools.
The J-hook liner is another type that has the liner hanging by a fastener that is in the shape of an inverted J.
Vinyl liner pricing depends on the shape and size of your pool and the quality and pattern but most inground liners cost between $700 and $1,500. Above ground liners cost between $100-$500.
Whether you are looking for a new pool liner or are looking to replace or update the current look of your pool, there are numerous choices available online. For more information, check out some of the shopping links at the top of this page.