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What Type Of Pool Liner Do I Need?

Beaded Pool Liner
A Beaded Liner installs into a track or "snaps in" to a channel. Standard Beaded Liners look like the example shown to the left.
Overlap Pool Liner
An Overlap Liner installs by overlapping the top of the pool wall and covering with a coping strip. It has a flat edge and looks like the image to the left.
J-Hook or U-Bead Pool Liner
The image at the left represents a J-Hook Liner. It resembles an upside-down J. It will install on almost any pool.

A few pools take a slightly different bead. Make sure to tell us if you have an Esther Williams, Johnny Weismuller or Wilkes pool. If you are unsure or have any questions, please call us at 1-800-918-7665 or use our email form to contact us with any questions so we can insure you receive the correct liner for your pool.

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The Swimming Pool Liner web site features one of the largest selections of inground, onground and above ground pool liners on The Internet. You will find our discount prices are among the most competitive available on pool liners. We have years of experience in offering all kinds of pool liners and are happy to assist you with any questions that you might have.

Pool Liner Installation Tips for Beaded Liner

If you currently have a pool that takes an Overlap Liner, you can convert it to a pool that takes a Beaded Liner. You would purchase Bead Receivers which simply slide over the top edge of the pool wall. Converting an Overlap Pool to a Bead Receiver Pool is especially desirable when you are adding a deck or partial deck around the pool. Beaded liners are easier to install than Overlap Pool Liners – there is no guesswork about lining up a pattern and accessing the top edge of the pool can be a challenge when there is deck in the way.

Upon receipt, carefully inspect the pool liner to make sure there was no damage incurred during shipping nor any factory defects. Look over the seams to make sure there are no separations.

Make sure that you have leveled out the earth beneath the liner placement. Ensure that all rocks and pebbles have been removed prior to installing the pool liner.

You must use a cove against the pool wall. A Pool Cove is either a purchased item that we offer online or you may use sand to create a wedge between the floor and the pool wall. This “wedge” should be a build up of sand at a 45 degree angle and should measure approximately 4 inches between the floor and the pool wall. Click here to see our easy to install Pool Cove and just how many 4 foot pieces of Pool Cove you will need to buy for your pool size. Pool Cove takes the place of the earth mound in the illustration that follows.

You may use a sand base on the ground beneath your pool liner or you may purchase Floor Padding. Our Floor Padding is a geotextile product that prevents nut grass from growing through your pool liner. This product is sometimes called a Gorilla Floor Pad. It also helps prevent footprints or dents which are common when sand is used.

Another item you may wish to use is Wall Foam which is a foam product that lines the pool wall prior to installing the pool liner. It stops any rust from staining the pool liner. The wall foam can be attached using Wall Foam Adhesive.

Now that your ground is prepared and your floor and cove are ready, it is time to install the pool liner.

Take off your shoes. Put the pool liner (still in its box) into the center of the pool. Take the pool liner out of the carton. Unfold the liner carefully with the pattern side up. Lay out the liner so that the seam around the floor is laying centered on the pool cove. Adjust the liner layout until it looks even around the pool.

Once you are satisfied with the pool liner position, you are ready to install the liner. You will notice that there is a hard shaped edge (the bead) at the top of your liner. This edge snaps into a track or Bead Receiver. We recommend that you secure the liner at positions that correspond with the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions on a clock, then fill in the rest.

Turn on your garden hose and begin to fill the pool. DO NOT CUT ANY HOLES for skimmers or returns until the water is just below them.

You may want to use a shop vac to suck the air out from between the pool liner and the pool wall. The skimmer opening must be covered, so cut a piece of cardboard and tape it over the opening. Connect the shop vac to the back side of the return hole where your water returns to the pool and tape it in place. You will need to tape it at an angle, do not attach it level with the floor but at about a 45 degree angle. Turn on the shop vac until the pool liner is against the wall.

You may have some slight wrinkles in the pool liner during the installation process. You can usually work the small wrinkles to the edges if you push them with a soft broom with about 3 to 4 inches of water in the pool. Don’t wait until you have much more water in the pool than this because water is VERY heavy! Do not forcefully drag the liner to the sides.

Pool Liner Installation Tips for Overlap Liner

First of all, carefully inspect the pool liner to make sure there was no damage incurred during shipping nor any factory defects. Look over the seams to make sure there are no separations.

Make sure that you have leveled out the earth beneath the liner placement. Ensure that all rocks and pebbles have been removed prior to installing the pool liner.

You must use a cove against the pool wall. A Pool Cove is either a purchased item that we offer online or you may use sand to create a wedge between the floor and the pool wall. This “wedge” should be a build up of sand at a 45 degree angle and should measure approximately 4 inches between the floor and the pool wall. Click here to see our easy to install Pool Cove and just how many 4 foot pieces of Pool Cove you will need to buy for your pool size. Pool Cove takes the place of the earth mound in the illustration that follows.

You may use a sand base on the ground beneath your pool liner or you may purchase Floor Padding. Our Floor Padding is a geotextile product that prevents nut grass from growing through your pool liner. This product is sometimes called a Gorilla Floor Pad. It also helps prevent footprints which are common when sand is used.

Another item you may wish to use is Wall Foam which is a foam product that lines the pool wall prior to installing the pool liner. It stops any rust from staining the pool liner. The wall foam can be attached using Wall Foam Adhesive.

Now that your ground is prepared and your floor and cove are ready, it is time to install the pool liner.

Take off your shoes. Put the pool liner (still in its box) into the center of the pool. Take the pool liner out of the carton. Unfold the liner carefully with the pattern side up. Lay out the liner so that the seam around the floor is laying centered on the pool cove. Adjust the liner layout until it looks even around the pool.

Once you are satisfied with the pool liner position, you are ready to hang the liner over the pool wall. Lift off one of the top pool stabilizer bars – then lift a piece of the liner and drape it over the wall. It should overlap about 2 inches if you wall is 52 inches and about 6 inches if your pool wall is 48 inches. Put a pool coping strip on the wall to secure that piece into position. You may also wish to use duct tape on the outside of the pool wall every few inches to hold the liner securely in place. Remove one section of the stabilizer bar at a time and hang the liner over the wall. We recommend that you secure the liner at positions that correspond the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions on a clock, then fill in the rest.

Turn on your garden hose and begin to fill the pool. DO NOT CUT ANY HOLES for skimmers or returns until the water is just below them.

You may wish to use a shop vac to suck the air out from between the pool liner and the pool wall. The skimmer opening must be covered, so cut a piece of cardboard and tape it over the opening. Connect the shop vac to the back side of the return hole where your water returns to the pool and tape it in place. You will need to tape it at an angle, do not attach it level with the floor but at about a 45 degree angle. Turn on the shop vac until the pool liner is against the wall.

You may have some slight wrinkles in the pool liner during the installation process. You can usually work the small wrinkles to the edges if you push them with a soft broom with about 3 or 4 inches of water in the pool. You will not be able to move the liner with much more water than that due to the weight of the water. Do not forcefully drag the liner to the sides.
DO NOT STRETCH YOUR LINER TO EXCESS!
THIS WILL AUTOMATICALLY VOID THE WARRANTY.
(see illustrations below)

Water Chemistry Guidelines for Vinyl Liner Pools

Generally speaking, chlorine and other swimming pool chemicals should be added directly to the pool water while the filter is running. Liquid Chlorine should be added late in the evening while the equipment is on so the sun will not reduce the effectiveness of this product. Liquid pool chemicals should be added directly to your swimming pool water using a walk-around method to evenly distribute.
WARNING:
• NEVER mix chemicals together before adding to pool - add them to the pool separately
• ALWAYS add chemicals to water – do not add water to chemicals

When handling and adding pool chemicals, always read the instructions carefully and follow the manufacturer's directions.

WATER CHEMISTRY GUIDELINES FOR VINYL LINER POOLS
WATER BALANCE WATER BALANCE with FROG or NATURE 2
Chlorine: 1.0 - 3.0 ppm Chlorine: .5 - 1 ppm
pH: 7.2 – 7.8 pH: 7.2 - 7.8
Alkalinity: 80 - 140 ppm Alkalinity: 80 - 120 ppm

• NOTE: You may want to keep your Chlorine closer to the 1 to 2 ppm level to avoid bleaching of the liner.
• Always make sure your pool has adequate circulation. The pool water must circulate through the pump and filter at least 1 - 2 times per day. This usually requires 6 - 8 hours.
• Before beginning with any swimming pool maintenance program, you must test your pool water.
• After your pool is up and running you need to continue to test your water on a weekly basis and test pool water after a rainstorm.
• Check the pool filter gauge often and clean the filter periodically. A dirty filter will slow the flow of water which could create improper water circulation.
• CAUTION: If you are using a Floating Tablet Dispenser, make sure it doesn’t get stuck in one place as it could easily bleach out your pool liner in that spot. If using liquid chlorine, walk around the pool to evenly dispense the product. Do not stand and pour in one spot.


Caring for your Vinyl Pool Liner

It is important to keep the floor and walls clean on your pool liner. If you allow dirt, oils or grime to build up on the pool liner, it can make your liner become brittle and it could crack.

Brush your walls with a nylon brush and vacuum frequently if you don’t have an automatic pool cleaner. If you are using a hand vacuum, make certain that it is meant for vinyl pool liners and that it has brushes instead of wheels.

If you use a solar pool cover, make sure not to buy one that is too large. If you fold it against the sides of the wall or overlap the walls, the heat that it generates can deteriorate the liner. Leave a little space all around the solar cover.

If you have a build up of dirt at the water line, use only a cleaner that is safe for vinyl pool liners. The label will tell you what type of pool the product is safe on. It is important to keep the water line clean so that the sun does not bake in the dirt that may accumulate.

A good filtration and circulation system is key to keeping your water clean. Make sure to clean your filter regularly and that your pump can circulate your water one to two times a day.

 
 
 
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