Above Ground Swimming Pool Liner

A new above ground swimming pool liner is exciting. Take care and consideration about the vinyl liner repair and pool liner wrinkles. They may increase your swimming pool cost.


Almost 70% of all above ground swimming pools in the country have these easy and durable vinyl swimming pool liners. These protect their pool surface from the harsh Summer rays, chemicals, and other things you and Mother Nature throws at it.

Vinyl is the most popular choice of many inground swimming pool liners.

Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners

Above Ground Swimming Pool Liner

A vinyl swimming pool liner is meant to last, but don’t kid yourself. They are susceptible to decay, tears, rips, scratches, and all sorts of bump and bruises. A really good above ground swimming pool liner should last around 7 - 10 years using the proper pool tips.

When looking for a quality liner it’s just as important to think about function as it is style. 

Above Ground Swimming Pool Liner

With many patterns and designs available, you won’t have a shortage of choices to set the tone for your pool.

What To Look For Above Ground Swimming Pool Liner

Your first step should be the type swimming pool liner you want. Most above ground swimming pools are set up to have a beaded or overlap pool liner. The main difference is how they are installed to the top of the wall.

Beaded Pool Liners

These will have a groove that goes along the liner's top edge with clips that snap into a track, also known as the "bead receiver" and that goes along the top inside edge of the pool's wall. If you have an above ground swimming pool designed for a beaded liner, you'll be able to see the track under the top rail on the inside of the pool.

Overlap Liner

The other kind of above ground swimming pool liner is the overlap liner. With these vinyl swimming pool liners, you'll need to remove the pool's top railing and drape the fabric over the pool's walls. Use plastic clips to hold the liner in place. After this, simply install the top rails and trim any excess liner hanging down on the outside of the pool's walls. Pretty easy and straight forward.

J Hook or UniBeaded

These pool liners are made specifically for the size of your pool. If you have a swimming pool that is 42″, then the liner must be 42″.

There is no extra vinyl swimming pool liner so make sure you're getting the right size. It would really be a pain to get the thing home only to realize it's the wrong size.

If you're in the market for discount pool liners just be careful in getting the right size and color for your pool. 

Above Ground Swimming Pool Liner

Even with above ground pool kits and inground pool kits you still have a wide variety of discount pool liners and inexpensive (cheap) pool liners. Doughboy pool liners are very popular and last a long time to give your the pool perfect for you.

Above ground swimming pool liners is the first thing, but surely not the last.

Consider the cost of:

  • Your pool liner repair/pool cover repair cost
  • Above ground pool cover/stretch covers
  • Winter pool covers
  • Swimming pool lighting for fun or outdoor pool party
  • Above ground pool accessories and parts
  • Pool pump parts and pool tile repair
  • Where you can find cheap pool supplies. At your local pool store or online.
  • Repair of your above ground pool skimmer
  • Choose one of the many above ground pool vacuums
  • Your above ground pool chemicals and what they will cost
  • Maintenance of your above ground pool equipment
  • An above ground swimming pool slide for fun
  • Above ground pool fences for safety reasons

How About Quality And Price?

You can get above ground swimming pool liners in many different grades. This simply means the thickness and durability. Of course a thicker above ground swimming pool liner will be more durable and able to withstand more punishment.

But a thicker liner will also be more expensive. This is also true for inground swimming pool liners.  When choosing a liner, keep in mind your budget and buy according to your means.

You may hear the word "Gauge" or "Mil."" when buying an above ground swimming pool liner. This is simply the thickness of the liner; the higher the gauge the thicker the liner.

After you have figured out the type, shape and size that your new liner will need to be, it's time to start thinking about quality and price ranges.

If you choose to have a vinyl liner in your swimming pool, you need to know they are available in a number of different grades. The various grades refer to the thickness and durability of the liner.

Thicker liners will withstand wear and tear and last longer, however, they will also be more expensive.

Although it's typically worth it to invest a little more in a durable liner, everyone has a different budget and should choose according to their needs and means. 

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