Liner Change Page

New 33' liner in pool

Installing a New Liner

Liners need to be replaced in above-ground pools for many reasons. Here are my top ten reasons why a liner has to be replaced in an above ground swimming pool along with a liner change price sheet.

  1. The water has not been treated and/or filtered for too long and the pool is too nasty.
  2. The auto-cleaner tore up the bottom edge of the liner.
  3. Excessive nut-grass, moles, or horned-nose beetles caused too many holes to repair
  4. A cow falls in the pool or a horse damages the outside from scratching a persistent itch (true stories).
  5. The rusty interior of the pool wall took life from the liner.
  6. The homeowner’s dogs “dogpaddled” the side of the liner to death.
  7. Someone’s kids had fun poking holes in the liner with non-pool toys or the pool pole.
  8. The pool is leaking and no-one can find out where.
  9. The pool was drained and left without water too long and the liner shrank during refilling.
  10. The liner is brittle from age.

The process for changing a liner in an above ground pool.

  1. Arrive at the pool location (usually on time)
  2. Inspect the existing above ground pool making sure it’s empty and that there are no major decking obstructions for its disassembly.
  3. Inspect the skimmer/return, and look at the exterior for any major wall rust.
  4. Remove the old liner in pieces and inspect the inside of the pool’s wall for any major rust damage.
  5. Disassemble the top caps, top rails, top connectors, and coping.
  6. Remove the skimmer and return.
  7. Re-work and re-smooth the existing pool bottom while removing any roots and re-enforcing the pool cove.
  8. Apply a new treatment on Nutgrass killer if needed.
  9. Toss the new liner in and unfold it.
  10. Set the liner from the bottom and secure it to or over the pool wall.
  11. Add about 500 gallons of water(from your water hose) and continue filling.
  12. Work out all the wrinkles using the weight of the adding water and set the new liner into its final placement.
  13. Re-place the top coping, top connectors, top rails, and the top caps.
  14. Replace the existing skimmer and return and cut their openings through the new liner.
  15. Re-connect any plumbing to the pool’s pump and filter.
  16. Clean up the pool’s work area and take the old liner and any job trash to the curb for trash pick-up.
  17. The pool is now completely re-assembled with the new liner properly placed and is filling up with the yard’s water hose.