How to Select a Vinyl Liner for Your Inground Pool

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4-10-2016, 17:25
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When a homeowner or guest enters a pool area what they notice the most is the pool decking and surrounding landscape. These two components are largely responsible for giving ones backyard the look and feel they have in mind.


  1. Choose a basic pattern. When choosing the tile line, make sure you choose a basic pattern with natural colors. You can choose various blues, deep beige tones, and grays. Reds, whites, and terracotta colors stick out. It is not necessarily a good thing is because a vinyl liner is mirroring real tile. The more obvious it is, the more fake it looks.
  2. Eliminate the tile line. Another good trick is to eliminate the tile line and have the texture pattern of the liner come all the way to the top. This is a seamless and natural look.
  3. Consider the color of the liner texture. The pattern you select will be responsible for the shimmer and color of the water. Deeper blues or colors similar to a lagoon represent the best. They give the water a blue or green shade and create contrast between that and the decking.
  4. A darker color liner in direct sunlight can increase the water temperature by approximately 7 °F (−14 °C) over a lighter color liner pattern. From most liner choices, you should choose the darkest pattern possible and enjoy the free thermal heating. In areas where pool water gets too hot then a very light color liner would be best.
  5. The stock that a liner is printed on is important. Color fading is one of the only things not covered by a liner warranty. If you choose a dark pattern liner, be sure it is printed on blue stock, and light colored liners should be printed on white stock. This way if the pattern fades off these areas will blend in with the rest of the liner instead of standing out.


  • Above ground pools should have a 20-mil liner.
  • In ground pools should have a 30-mil liner.


  • Be careful about liners referred to as 20 gauges and 30 gauges. This is not the same as a "mil". A mil is a standardized unit of measurement where gauge is a relative term and can be much thinner than you realize.
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