When you get a new pool liner installed for your in-ground pool, you probably will have some questions. A new pool liner will immediately make an older pool look new, plus it is an opportunity to change the color. It can even feel like a brand new pool even though it is just new vinyl. Our pool liner manufacturer is GLI and you can check out their colors and options here.
Every pool liner is custom made and needs to be precisely measured. You can schedule a measurement by booking an appointment. Or just pay for a measurement and we will get in touch to schedule. The price of the measurement will be taken off the final price if you purchase it from Credible Pools. The same goes for pool safety covers. We are free-form liner specialists, and free-forms are the hardest to measure for both liners and pool covers. Free-forms are also more expensive than a typical square or rectangle shape.
Once your pool is measured and the liner is ordered, the process to actually manufacture it is usually less than a week. Installation will be scheduled once it is received. The pool is drained with a pump and the old vinyl is cut out. At this point, there may be additional problems discovered and more work that needs done to repair walls and the bottom of the pool. After that our liner experts will hang it and vacuum it and begin filling the pool with water from a truck to set it in place.
A Note about wrinkles and imperfections
We do the absolute best job we can measuring and installing, and we rarely get wrinkles. They can occur though, but often we are at the mercy of how the pool was installed originally. The thickness of the liner also contributes to the ability of it to stretch and conform, so a thicker liner (28 mil) can actually end up with more imperfections in the end (so we normally recommend 20 mil depending on the pool shape). It is also not uncommon as the new pool vinyl sets and conforms in the first season for it to occasionally pop out of the track along the top of the pool which may also be affected by the existing bead receiver. The age and condition of the pool plus shifting and settling that happens over the years can also cause things to not be ‘perfect’ and perfection simply cannot be guaranteed with a new liner.