How to select the right replacement pool liner

If this is your first time choosing a replacement pool liner, here are a few steps to help you pick the right one. 1.What shape is your pool? Oval and round are the most common shapes (which is why we stock them), but there are many other shapes out there, such as figure 8’s, kidney and tear-drops. 2. Measure your pool. Unless you have all the original paperwork that went with the pool, you will need to measure it. (And even then it is not a bad idea to measure it anyway!). Just run a tape measure over the longest...

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Why does my pool turn green when it rains?

After several years in drought, mother nature seems to have taken much of Australia to the other extreme! Many parts of the country are experiencing incredible amounts of rainfall – I think we had 100mm here in parts of  Brisbane just yesterday! Add to that the gorgeous Qld sunshine and 30 degree heat, and I expect quite a few pool owners looked out their back doors this morning to a lime green pool… A green pool is not an uncommon problem.  If your free chlorine was on the low side of normal before the rain,...

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Why buy an above ground pool?

These days, above ground pools come in many sizes and shapes, and there is a style to suit most backyards and budgets. Due to more efficient manufacturing processes and competing brands, above ground pools are also more affordable than ever before. Prices start at around $1500 for a good quality above ground pool (but you can easily spend upwards of $10,000 if money is no object)! You can fit an above ground pool in pretty much anywhere. There are a host of standard shapes like round, oval, keyhole and rectangular, but you...

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Should my new pool liner have creases in it?

A crease in a liner is where you have a fold of  the PVC material that is large enough to sit back on itself creating three layers. It is best to avoid this and while it normally does not affect the function of the liner, it can reduce the life of the liner if the crease is on the floor of the pool in a location where cleaning equipment or an automatic cleaner could catch on it. Often when a pool liner is poorly installed, there are creases left in the liner. The goal of all liner installations is to have no creases that...

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What temperature to install an above ground liner?

Above ground  pool liners are made from PVC which is a thermoplastic. This means the liner becomes more flexible when it is warmer and so it is important that when you are installing your above ground pool liner, you pick a day temperature that is warm enough to get the flexibility you need to fit the liner. A good place to start is to ensure the day temperature for4cast is at least 15 degrees Celsius as below this temperature the liner will be too stiff to work with and if you strain the PVC, it cause cause it to tear....

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Adding a deep end to an above ground pool

One of the most common questions asked when replacing a liner in a an above ground pools is “can I add a deep end to my pool?” Most of the time unless you have a circular (round) or keyhole shaped pool, the answer is no. Unless you installed the pool yourself, you probably don’t realise your oval shaped pool has braces or straps that run across from one side of the pool to the other above 50mm under the sand on the floor. The straps or braces are used to hold the pool in an oval shape, they hold the side...

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How to fix a leak in your pool liner

The most difficult part of fixing a leak in a pool liner is finding the leak. Once the leak point has been found, you can plan the best way to fix it. If the leak is in the wall of the pool, a small patch can be used underwater. This is the easiest method and you should buy a suitable adhesive for PVC that will stick underwater. Cut a patch at least 20mm bigger than the hole and apply a generous layer of glue. Hold the patch over the hole and push it against the liner moving it in a small circular motion to push out any...

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How much does it cost to install a pool liner

People often ask the question “What is the cost to install a liner in my Above Ground Pool?” The first answer to this open question is, who do you want to install the liner in your pool? If you are happy to install the liner yourself, then the cost is very little as mostly you just need is your own time and some help from family and friends.  If you want to have a professional install your above ground pool liner, then you need to consider the time of year as the prices generally drop during winter and go back...

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How to patch a hole in an above ground pool liner

Patching a hole in your pool liner is going to be much easier if the pool is empty. However, it is not always practical to empty your swimming pool! If it is just a small leak, you’ll love the ‘Peel & Patch‘ strips we’ve got. If you have a more major problem, and it is convenient to drain your pool, here’s what you do. Before you start though, it is important to remember that you need to start and finish the job very quickly – you must not leave your pool to sit without water in it...

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Is it possible to patch a pool liner when the water is still in it?

If it’s just a tiny hole, you might want to try our quick and easy ‘Peel & Patch’ repair kit.   However, if your leak is more substantial, you will have to patch it properly.  It’s always best to patch a liner when the pool surface is clean and dry, however, draining and ‘dry repairing’ your liner is a much bigger job than a ‘wet’ repair, so it’s certainly worth giving the ‘wet’ repair a go first. 1. Make sure the patch is prepared –  clean the...

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Work with the weather

If you are planning your first installation, you should be aware that PVC liners are manufactured slightly under-size. This is to ensure a smooth, tight fit. (A baggy liner not only looks silly, but can cause your vaccuum to get stuck). Liners are designed to stretch into position – so for optimum stretch, and easier installation, try and plan it for a warm, sunny day. The warmer the liner is, the more flexible it will be, and the easier the installation. You should not try and install a liner on a day colder than...

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