Inground Pool Liners, Above Ground Pool Liners: Your Guide

By Mike W / November 7, 2017
inground pool liners

You’ve decided to take the bull by the horns and install your own inground or above ground pool liner.

It's a very simple job that will save you time, money and is something you can do yourself easily.

Whether you’re looking to replace your existing wearing liner or need one for your new pool, you can tackle the project.

You just need to know which liners are the best. I’ve put together a list of the top five of the best pool liners out there for both inground pool liners and the best above ground pool liners.

Best Above Ground Pool Liners

Swimline Waterfall Pool Liner

Swimline Waterfall 24 Foot by 48 or 52 Inch Round 25 Gauge Overlap Above Ground Pool Liner

The classic waterfall print on this North American made liner is just breathtaking and is what I love most about it.

It comes to you hand folded so you're not going to open it up and be shocked by extensive wrinkles.

This durable liner is much lower in price than the other two on this list. However, it's still great quality for your money.

This above ground swimming liner is very easy to install . It just folds over your pool's wall and attaches using coping strings. 

It's 100% virgin vinyl and designed with Lamiclear technology which protects against the sun, chemicals and wear.

Findlay Vinyl Above Ground Liner

I simply adore this pretty rock design above ground pool liner and would definitely choose it for my own above ground pool.

This pool liner  overlaps and fits most 48in., 52in., and 54in. pools.

Findlay Vinyl F1626OVOL Above Ground Liner 16x 26ft.

It’s extremely tough virgin vinyl, has well sewn strong 0.5 in. lap seams and has been perma-sealed with the top equipment.

It boasts high-quality UV inhibitors for maximum protection against the elements. The liner also repels fungus, rejects chemicals and prevents cold crack from occurring.

I certainly recommend this gorgeous above ground pool liner for the great price, durability and stupendous quality.

Gibraltar Pool Liner by Latham

I truly believe Latham has a very high-quality product made out of the finest vinyl you can find.

They treat their vinyl with a special fungicide to prevent bacteria from making itself at home.

Wilkes Gibraltar 12x24 Above Ground Pool Liner by Latham

Latham makes a wide variety of gorgeous elegant designs that are super smooth, soft, easy to clean and pretty much maintenance free.

I love Latham because they have so many classic stunning patterns that are sure to make any pool look amazing. The above ground liners use the same fantastic technology as the in-ground liners.

This particular liner is for Wilkes or Gilbraltar pools and designed with ultra seam technology.

Beaded Liner for Kayak Style Pools

I really have tons of positive thoughts on this premium beaded in-ground pool liner.

It has a 5-star Amazon rating, is of a 20-gauge virgin vinyl material and has secure double welded seams.

This particular liner will fit flat bottom pools with 48in. side walls. 

12ft x 24ft Rectangle Beaded Pool Liner for Kayak Style Pools Boulder Swirl 20Gauge

The pools that this fits would be Kayak, Fanta Sea, and Olympic Pools.

This liner is going to give the best protection against UV rays and all the other outside elements.

I also like the fact that there's a 15-year warranty on this product which can give you great confidence when deciding to purchase it.

BlueWave Bermuda Tile Inground Liner

The beautiful Bermuda style of this pool liner is just gorgeous and would make anyone’s pool look stellar.

It's constructed out of top-of-the-line vinyl. It has UV inhibitors built into the fabric which will enable this liner to last you many years.

BlueWave Liner Round 54’’ Bermuda Tile Heave Gauge Uni Bead Inground liner

Blue Wave is a leading manufacturer in this department and has been in the business for over ten years now. They truly do make the most beautiful designs.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current pool liner or replace your old one, I highly recommend this company for all inground pool liners and completely trust their product.

To Conclude...

We've learned that not all pool liners are the same. It really pays to do your research and find out just how thick the vinyl is. 

You also want to make sure you know the exact dimensions and type you'll need to make ordering it a lot easier.

I sincerely hope you found this article very helpful and informational and that it helps guide you in choosing your new above or below ground pool liner.

I wish you the best of luck on this simple straight forward project. Here's a video with a few tips on pool liner installation.

About the author

Mike W

Welcome to I have always enjoyed a variety of games at home. As a child, I played on the trampoline, in our above ground swimming pool and absolutely loved Ping Pong. This obsession with games has continued and now I am sharing my experiences so you too can benefit from a wide variety of home games.