A swimming pool liner is flooring in the pool that is affixed to the ground and walls of it. It is made of high-quality PVC material, which is a colored thermoplastic. The vinyl material is most durable compared to other liner alternatives. If taken proper care, it can last up to 10-15 years. It prevents water leakage and helps keep the water in the pool. The pool liners can be customized with eye-catchy designs to improve the look of the pool and make it more attractive.
If you are thinking about replacing a pool liner and don’t want to bear the cost of hiring a professional, we’re here for you! It is very easy to install a new liner by yourself. By following a few simple steps we have provided, you can do the job without any complexity.
Step 1: Measurement
Measuring the correct dimensions of the pool is an essential part. If the measurements are wrong, the liner won’t fit your pool accurately and will not be watertight. It should be measured according to the shape. Once you have adequate measurements, you can customize and buy the right liner for your pool.
Step 2: Draining the pool
The next step is to drain your pool entirely. There are many ways for it, but the best and cheapest way is to draw the water off to another container with a hose. It is easy and less time-consuming. Using other methods to remove the water, like a submersible pump, maybe a bit expensive and takes more time.
Step 3: Removal of the old liner
Before you remove the liner, you need to be assured that all the pool accessories have been removed, like ladders, lights, skimmers, etc.
Once you have done that, you can carefully remove the old liner by breaking it into many smaller pieces using a knife or scissors. It should be done with the utmost care so it does not harm the main drain or pumpings.
Step 4: Prepare the base.
Before the installation of a new liner, the basic preparation of the floor of the pool is crucial. Usually, sand is filled at the bottom of the pool, and it is ensured that the surface is perfectly even and smooth.
But in case your pool has a cemented floor, make sure that it is free of detritus.
Step 5: Amending
Ensure that there is no rust or damage on the walls and if found any, handle it suitably. Repair or reinstall wherever needed and make sure the surface is perfectly even. Check if there’s some place for the liner to stick onto the edges. If not, create an edge using wall foam, sand, or wallboard.
Step 6: Install the new liner
The more people available for the work, the better. You will need your family and friends. As many as you can get for your help. After that has been done, try to choose a day when it is breezeless and warm because it will prevent the liner from blowing away and help you do the task without any struggle.
Begin with unrolling the liner from the bottom of the pool, and pull the liner up to the edge. To keep it in place, attach it with a clamp or a hook, and keep adjusting the liner accordingly to make it even beyond the pool.
Step 7: Refill the pool
Once you’ve installed the liner properly, begin to refill the pool. While the water is being filled, observe if the liner does not shrink or move from its place.
Step 8: Reinstall Accessories
The final step after filling the water is to reinstall the accessories. You can place the old accessories back in their place. And make the pool swim-ready.
Summing up, following these few simple steps, you’ll be able to refurbish your pool and make it better. Despite this, professional help is always more recommended than doing it yourself, as it saves money as well as time.