Pool Liner Considerations Checklist

Not every pool is right for every household. The good news is that, with over 1,200 custom designs available, the perfect pool is just waiting for you — no matter what your budget, style preferences, or size restrictions might be. By knowing what questions to ask, you can find the right type of liner faster. Here’s a list of key questions and tips to weigh when planning your pool upgrade or purchase.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The best liner pattern for you is the one that helps you bring your dream pool to life. Remember that pool liners don’t just change the look of your pool, they can also alter the shade of the water. A pool liner can change the water color to deep and dramatic, rich, or light and tranquil. If you want to create a luminous sparkle on the water’s surface, choose Iridescent inks from our Pearlscape Collection. If you prefer Earth tones over bright blues, you may like our Gulf Coast / Tan Seastone liner pattern. 

Latham Pool Products offers an extensive array of designer patterns, with 30 different liner designs, you’re only limited by your imagination and your personal taste. Choose the liner pattern that will fit with your backyard decor or a liner that will make your pool stand out as the ultimate outdoor sanctuary. You can even use our pool liner visualizer to get a preview of what different liner patterns will look like in your pool. See how different patterns work with your color scheme and how the pool liner can alter the hue of the water.

With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your vinyl pool liner to last anywhere from five to 10 years, depending on factors like sun exposure, climate, and general wear and tear. For best results, always consult with the manufacturer, who can provide you with reliable care recommendations.

The life expectancy of an above ground pool liner isn’t much different from an inground liner. With proper care and maintenance, an above ground pool liner can last between five and 10 years.

Proper maintenance is imperative to extend the longevity of your pool liner. The good news is, cleaning and maintaining your pool liner doesn’t require a huge time commitment or investment. Make sure to gently brush your liner once a week to prevent the accumulation of dirt, debris, and chemicals. Make sure to maintain proper water chemistry in your pool to prevent liner wrinkling and calcium scaling. Use a vinyl-liner cleaning solution to keep the waterline free of dirt and oils. For more information on how to take proper care of your liner, follow this vinyl-liner maintenance checklist.

Dark liners may be better at absorbing heat from the sun, which could translate to slightly warmer water temperatures. However, the difference is likely insubstantial. If you enjoy toasty water temperatures, consider heating your pool using gas or propane — especially if you live in a colder climate. Compare both systems to find out which is the best way to heat a pool.

When you take these factors into consideration, you’ll save time and money in the future — and get more enjoyment out of your swimming pool. Take the next step today by contacting us or find a Latham Independent Builder to help you find the perfect pool liner to bring your dream pool to life.

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