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How Much Does It Cost To Install A Pool Liner?

Typical range: $498-$606

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For your project in zip code 20149 with these options, the cost to install a pool liner starts at $1.66-$2.02 per square foot. Your actual price will depend on job size, conditions, finish options you choose.

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.

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What you can expect
Range per square foot:$1.66$2.02
Range for this type of project:$498$606
Estimate: $552
Pool Liner Cost
320
square feet
$257$316
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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
3
hours
$225$273
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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
320
square feet
$15$18
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Requisite supplies for the job, including surfacing materials, connection fittings, and minor components.
Standard services
Pool Liner Cost
$257 -$316
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320
square feet
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
$225 -$273
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3
hours
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
$15 -$18
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320
square feet
Requisite supplies for the job, including surfacing materials, connection fittings, and minor components.
Optional Services
What you can expect
Range per square foot:
$2 - $2
Range for this type of project:
$498 - $606
Estimate:
$552
Cost Comparison
YOUR ESTIMATE
$552

NATIONAL AVERAGE RANGE
$490 -$597
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Install a Pool Liner national average cost

The national average materials cost to install a pool liner is $0.88 per square foot, with a range between $0.79 to $0.97. The total price for labor and materials per square foot is $1.81, coming in between $1.63 to $1.99. A typical 300 square foot project costs $543.06, with a range of $489.55 to $596.58. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.
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

Design Options

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.

  • Design: Vinyl liners feature solid colors and prints. Some models incorporate decorative tile trim or embossed surfaces that mimic the look of slate and river stones.
  • Color: The majority of pools feature traditional water-tone colors ranging from aqua to deep azure. Natural stone hues, such as tan and gray, are also popular.
  • Thickness: Durability is largely determined by the thickness of the product. Most liners measure between 20 and 30 millimeters.
  • Bead Types: The bead secures the material to the rim of the pool. Common options include J-hook, unibead and overlap liners, which require a separate coping strip.

Installation Cost Factors

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.

Hiring a Pool Company to Install a Vinyl Liner

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.

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