With the right liner, an above-ground or in-ground pool can become a show-stopping backyard centerpiece. Vinyl pools with stainless steel or polymer walls are more affordable than concrete, fiberglass or gunite, and they're available in a multitude of colors and patterns. When properly installed, the liner can last for 15 years or more while providing an attractive, nonabrasive surface.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$1.66||$2.02|
|Range for this type of project:||$498||$606|
Pool Liner Cost
Cost of residential-grade, 20- or 27-mm-thick vinyl pool liner in multiple color and pattern options. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs. 20-year limited warranty guarantees excellence.
Pool Liner Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Pool will be drained, top rails removed, and liner laid out and attached to rails. Wrinkles will be removed, water replaced, and optimal operation verified with leak testing. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Pool Liner Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including surfacing materials, connection fittings, and minor components.
|cost to install a pool liner|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$0.88|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$543.06|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$489.55 - $596.58|
For most homeowners, the first step of installing a pool liner is comparing swatches and selecting a suitable style. Depending on the size and shape of the pool, several dozen options might be available.
The product the homeowner selects and the size of the pool, including the surface dimensions and depth, affect the cost of this project. Special features, such as stairs or curving, kidney-shaped walls, increase the level of difficulty. Installers may also encounter damage that needs to be corrected once the existing liner is removed.
Vinyl pool liners are bulky and susceptible to damage from rough surfaces or sharp objects. Professionals use specialized tools and vacuums to prevent wrinkles and remove air bubbles. They also have the equipment needed to insert the beading into the track without causing damage. Because installation techniques affect the product's longevity, hiring a professional is a wise decision.