Pool Sizes For Replacement Liner

Most pools sizes are x2 length than width, i.e. 16x32 or 18x36. Is an 16x36 pool a special order? Are replacement liners easily available?





Thanks for the question

You are correct in saying that a 16 x 36 pool is somewhat unique. Many times liners like that will need to be special ordered.

I know of one company that does take special orders. They're called Royal Swimming Pools and have what's called "Non Stock Pool Liners or Custom Made Swimming Pool Liners".

Other companies may have special order that can handle unique sizes. You can contact Discount Pool Liners. Kafco Pool Products have a line of "True Fit" liners.

This will get you pointed in the right direction.

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Best Vinyl Pool Liner For Inground Pool

by Etienne de Villiers
(Courtenay, B.C. Canada)


We have an in ground pool around our entry. It is shallow, rectangular in shape, and was made out of cast concrete.

We would like to line it, to enhance it's appearance and water proofing. Have you any suggestions, products, installers etc...





First I'll direct your attention to these links. There is lots of good information on them:

Inground Pool Steel Walls..Should You Use Foam On The Walls?

Soft Spots In Vinyl Pool Liner

Sticky Pool Algaecide On Vinyl Liner

Pool Liner Trouble - Pulling Away From Wall

My inground swimming pool liners page and vinyl swimming pool liners have alot of good info as well.

You want to be sure you get the right mil./gauge thickness. The "Mil." or "Gauge" simply refers to the thickness of vinyl swimming pool liners. The larger the number, the thicker the Gauge or Mil. Just remember a general rule of thumb:

The thicker vinyl swimming pool liners are a bit more expensive.

Also be sure the mil. is consistent throughout the liner. My understanding is it just needs to be 20 or 30 mil. at one spot to be considered right. the rest can be five, even more, mil. less but still be considered the same.

As for installers, I really don't know of any that are in Canada. References are the best way to go. Talk to other pool owners and find out what they think of their liners, and who did it.

Without repeating myself, the best thing is to take a look at the links above. That will definitely get you pointed in the right direction.

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Where Do I Find That "Good" Liner Installer?

by Ken
(Somers Point, NJ, USA)

My original liner lasted 17 years. Finally, I had to get a replacement. A referred installer put it in. I wasn't there.

When all was said and done, there were wrinkles and stress points. Four years later the liner tore around the bead.

The installer is gone, the original installer is gone and all I have a pool store that says," we know a guy who does it if we can find him."




Thanks for the question Ken

It can be a little disheartening when something like this happens but not all is lost.

I'd first encourage you to check around with your neighbors or someone you know that may have a vinyl liner. Ask them who installed theirs and go from there. Try to get some good referrals.

Next, check with some local pool stores or pool guys who have routes. They may know a good liner installer.

Next would be the BBB. They have lots of information that many people find helpful.

Online, there's Yelp and HomeAdvisor.com.

Check online referrals. There may be some online companies that provide contractor referral services. Homeowners can post their project on web sites and allow contractors contact them.

You want to beware of a contractor who doesn't show you a license, certificate of insurance, and liability. Be sure to verify references. Also, don't pay for the project upfront. Get everything in writing and trust your instincts.

Check out this page for a list of possible questions to ask after you find one.

Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners

I hope this has answered your question to your satisfaction.

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Is The Liner Too Small For The Pool?

by Angela
(St. Joseph, MI)

We are looking to purchase a home that has what looks like a Grecian style inground pool. The liner was replaced in the fall of 2012 and is still under warranty per the homeowner.

The homeowner just had the corners fixed with liner lock because we told him the liner was coming loose in a few places. Plus the pool inspector suggested that. We went to take a look at the pool since it was fixed and we noticed that along one side about half way down the pool there was a big bubble in the lining.

Also one of the corners that was fixed looked stretched. The main problem we are having is that the liner all around the corners especially in the deep end is not even touching the wall. I did not take a picture of it but should have.

Do you think that the liner was not measured correctly and the liner is too small. What can we do about this?




Thanks for the question Angela

It sounds to me like the liner was installed improperly. You shouldn't be getting air pockets and/or lifting not even a year into it. I'd call the contractor and have him come back and check out the problem. It doesn't seem correct.

They may tell you that stretching is normal and the liner needs to finish stretching and that could take up to a year. You may also hear it may never stretch out sufficiently against the walls and floor. This is unacceptable. The liner should be flat against the walls and floor as soon as water is put into it. A liner should be 100% flat and no final stretching is needed.

I'd encourage you to get the contractor out there and admit, in writing, the improper installation and to pay for the new water and start up chemicals. Remember, if it's not in writing, it didn't happen. Period. No exceptions. Check to see if the warranty is transferable.

Be very careful with the affected areas. The liner is under tremendous pressure and can rip easily. Don't allow anyone walk on the areas and be very careful when your brushing and/or vacuuming. Keep an eye on the water level and don't allow it to go below the skimmer. You don't want to do anything that might upset it.

They can use anything against you to say you did this and that so the warranty is void. I'm not saying they will, and let's hope everyone can be honest in this, but it's just a case of covering all your bases.

If you feel your situation is more complex than this, I do phone consultations for $35 per hour. It makes things go much faster and many people have found it extremely beneficial, saving them time and money in the long run. All your questions will be answered. I have nothing to sell you so you know I'm not bias.

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Waiting To Install New Liner Until Next Season

by Rebecca
(Pittsfield, MA )

I currently have a liner with several holes that have been patched, it is a vinyl liner and I live in the NE-is there any reason a new liner couldn't wait until next spring?




Thanks for the question Rebecca

I can't think of any reason why you couldn't wait until next year to install the liner. Just remember to roll it up properly, secure it from rodents and insects, and keep it away from direct sun and extreme cold. Properly means to try and not have folds and flat spots. This will decrease the chances of wrinkles later on.

A large plastic bin would be the best way to go but you can also wrap the liner in a tarp. I would suggest placing the rolled liner on a pallet or something else to keep it from having direct contact with the ground.

Remember to open the pool as early as possible and close as late as possible. This will lessen the effects of algae during the winter months and make opening easier.

If you have any other questions about rolling or storing it you can call the manufacturer. I don't have the information as to your situation or storage capabilities.

I hope this has answered your question to your satisfaction.

To post a reply, or if you have a similar question, you can see your post on the Q&A page in the "Pool Liner" category.

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If you feel your situation is more complex and want immediate assistance (within 24 hrs) you can make a donation of your choice and I'll answer your questions by phone.

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