Pool Liner Sales in the Birmingham, AL Area

Buy Your Pool Liners from the Team at Allstar Pool & Spa

At Allstar Pool & Spa, we have been providing Birmingham, AL and the surrounding residents with high-quality pool liners for nearly 40 years. No need for expensive and timely renovations when you can liven up your pool with a brand-new liner. We’ll perform accurate measurements to ensure you receive a custom-made liner for your pool. As a team that has over nine decades of combined experience under our belts, we take great pride in being able to perform timely installations backed by the utmost customer care. Below, we have provided the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions concerning our pool liners. Keep reading to learn more!

What are pool liners?

Pool liners completely overlay the walls and floors of your pool, creating an impenetrable surface. They act as thick barriers designed to retain water within a swimming pool, while simultaneously delivering a clean, sleek appearance. Pool liners are typically made of vinyl and can be customized to fit your exact aesthetic. We sell a plethora of different vinyl pool liners, so you’re sure to find one that fits your fancy.

How long do pool liners last?

Different climates give pool liners different life spans, but in general, it’s good to know that between 8 and 10 years is the standard time frame for most pool liners. There are many factors that work to degrade your pool’s liner, such as calcium build-up and UV-rays. The fact is, most liners will not last as long as your pool, making liner replacement a necessity down the road. At Allstar Pool & Spa, we have years of experience installing replacement pool liners, and we can also perform any necessary repairs to liners with life left in them.

How does the pool liner installation process work?

We’ll break it down for you:

  1. First, we will need to completely drain your swimming pool using a high-quality sump pump.
  2. We will then begin removing all your pool’s face places, such as the skimmer, main drain, and returns, as well as the step gaskets.
  3. Next, we’ll begin cutting your old liner in pieces for easy removal and discarding any additional pieces still in the bead track.
  4. Our team will then thoroughly inspect your pool floor and walls to ensure they are free of anything that could potentially damage your new swimming pool liner.
  5. We’ll then unfold the liner width-wise, working to carefully position it so it takes up the entire area of your pool.
  6. Once in position, we’ll snap the liner bead into the liner track, adjusting the liner so the seams are horizontal across the pool. It’s imperative that the seams are lined up horizontally across the pool.
  7. When the liner bead is completely secured in the liner track all around the perimeter of the pool, we’ll work to remove a small amount from the bead, inserting a vacuum hose behind the pool liner. By taping the hose in place and covering the skimmer, we can create an air-tight seal for the vacuum.
  8. When everything is ready, we’ll turn the vacuum on and let it begin slowly pulling the pool liner into place, making sure to make proper adjustments, so any wrinkles or creases are suctioned away.
  9. When the liner is pulled down snugly with no wrinkles, we’ll locate the main drain and re-install the gasket and faceplate. We will keep the vacuum running during this time.
  10. Once the liner is fully installed, we’ll then begin filling your pool back up! When the water is 6” deep, we’ll remove the vacuum and perform step gasket and faceplate installations.
  11. When the water hits that 12” to 18” mark, the returns and gasket/faceplates can be re-installed, leaving you with a brand new, stunning pool liner installation!

How can I find leaks in my pool liner?

If you suspect your pool liner has developed a leak, you can locate it using food coloring. This may take a bit of searching, but this is a relatively straightforward process:

  1. First, ensure the pool is full just in case the leak happens to be above the current water level.
  2. Then, you’ll want to enter the pool, using your feet to feel around the pool’s floor. If you feel a squishy spot under your feet, this may be an indication that the leak could be coming from the bottom of your liner.
  3. If you do not feel any indication of a leak coming from the bottom of your pool, simply begin placing a few drops of food coloring around your pool’s perimeter. The food coloring is used to let you see the flow of water.
  4. Continue placing food coloring around your pool until you have located the leak. Once the food coloring is dropped near a leak, you’ll be able to see it flowing out of the exact spot the leak is located.

What are swimming pool liners typically made of?

In most cases, pool liners are made of high-grade colorized chlorinated PVC thermoplastic vinyl. At Allstar Pool & Spa, we sell this type due to the style availability and protective features.

Why do pool liners wrinkle?

Wrinkles that develop in swimming pool liners are usually caused by the vinyl absorbing water and, as a result, changing dimension. In our years of experience, we have found that excess levels of chlorine or bromine can cause water to absorb into the vinyl liner, leading to wrinkles. Low pH and cyanuric acid stabilizer are also considered factors in wrinkle formation. We have also found that low pH levels can contribute to unwanted wrinkling in your pool liner.

How quickly will vinyl pool liners fade?

Today’s vinyl liners are made with UV-resistant chemicals that do wonders for helping prevent and delay fading. How quickly your pool liner fades is often up to the owner. To avoid fading, be sure to always cover your pool when you’re not using it, and never put more than the recommended amount of chemicals in your pool at a time. The sun and excess/improper chemical use work to quickly degrade your liner, so taking the proper steps to maintain your pool will slow down the fading process altogether.

How long does it take to put a liner in a pool?

This process is a bit tedious and can take anywhere from 7-14 days. Once your custom order is processed, it takes between 3-5 days for the new liner to be created. You can expect delivery within a 7-14-day window, and then the installation process will begin. Depending on your pool size and the scope of the project, pool liner installation can take up to two full weeks to complete.

What thickness should my pool liner be?

Vinyl pool liners are usually 20, 27, 28, or 30 mils thick. The level of the thickness is ultimately up to you. You can think of liner thickness levels like you would a good insurance policy. Even though problems may arise eventually, a thicker pool liner is additional protection from damage.

Call Today for More Information!

If you have additional questions surrounding pool liners or are ready for our team to provide top-level pool liner installations at your Birmingham, AL property, simply give us a call! We have been the areas premier choice for reliable hot tub and pool services for nearly four decades, and we have built our sterling reputation on superior customer service and quality assurance. If you have a pool liner you wish to replace, do not hesitate to contact our seasoned team. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your pool!

What Make Us Unique?

  • AllStar Pools is a Locally Family Owned and Operated Business
  • Opened in 1983
  • Over 90 Years Combined Experience in Pool and Hot Tub Industry
  • BBB A+ Rated Company
  • Full Pool and Spa Products and Service
  • Flex Financing Available!
  • Free In-Store Water Analysis