How to Measure a Pool For a New Liner

If you’re in the market for a new pool liner, one of the first steps is to measure your pool. This may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite simple. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of how to measure a pool for a new liner. We’ll also discuss some common signs that your current liner needs replacing. Finally, we’ll introduce you to some of the most popular types of pool liners on the market today.

When you first have your Tampa pool installation done, your pool will have a shiny new liner. Over time the liner may crack or fade and need to be replaced with a new one. Once that happens it’s time to act right away. This blog will help you with making the right choice when putting in a new pool liner. 

Measuring For a Pool Liner

The first step is to find the manufacturer of your pool. With this information, you can easily order a new liner that will fit perfectly. 

To start measuring, you will need:

• A tape measure 

• A notebook 

• A pencil 

Once you have these items, follow these steps:

Step One: Determine the Length and Width of Your Pool 

Using the tape measure, determine the longest length and widest width of your pool. Be sure to measure in feet only. Record these numbers in your notebook.

Step Two: Calculate the Surface Area of Your Pool 

Now that you know the length and width of your pool, it’s time to calculate the surface area. To do this, simply multiply the length by the width. For example, if your pool is 20 feet long and 30 feet wide, the surface area would be 600 square feet. 

Step Three: Determine the Shape of Your Pool 

There are three common pool shapes: oval, round, and kidney-shaped. To determine the shape of your pool, look at it from above. If it’s an oval shape, make a note of that in your notebook. If it’s round or kidney-shaped, you’ll need to take some additional measurements. 

Round Pools: For a round pool, you will need to measure the diameter (width) of the pool. To calculate the surface area of a round pool, multiply the diameter by itself, then multiply that number by 0.7854 (this is pi). 

Kidney Pools: For a kidney pool, you will need to measure the length and width of the pool at the widest point. To calculate the surface area of a kidney pool, multiply the length by the width, then multiply that number by 0.7854. 

Step Four: Determine Your Pool’s Volume 

The volume of your pool is important because it will determine how much water it can hold. There are different formulas for calculating the volume of different shaped pools. 

Oval Pools: To calculate the volume of an oval pool, multiply the length by the width by 0.625 (depth). 

Round Pools: To calculate the volume of a round pool, multiply the diameter by itself by 0.7854, then multiply that number by the depth. 

Kidney Pools: To calculate the volume of a kidney pool, first calculate the length and width at the widest point. Multiply those numbers together, then multiply that number by 0.7854. Next, take that number and multiply it by 0.625 (depth). 

Now that you know how to measure your pool, you can order a new liner with confidence! 

Signs Your Liner Needs Replacing 

Even if you don’t plan on replacing your pool liner anytime soon, it’s important to be aware of some common signs that it may be time for a new one. 

• Cracks in the liner 

• Fading or discoloration 

• Leaking water 

If you notice any of these signs, bring them to the attention of your pool installer right away. They can help you decide if a new liner is necessary. 

Types of Pool Liners

There are many different types of pool liners available on the market today. Here are just a few: 

Vinyl: Vinyl is the most popular type of pool liner and comes in a variety of colors and styles. It’s also the most affordable option. 

Fiberglass: Fiberglass is a durable material that’s easy to clean and maintain. It’s available in a variety of colors and styles. 

Concrete: Concrete pool liners are long-lasting and low-maintenance. They’re also customizable, so you can choose the perfect color and style for your pool. 

When it comes time to replace your pool liner, be sure to do your research to find the best option for you!
Now that you know all about measuring pool liners, when to get them replaced and what kinds are available, we hope you’ll be able to enjoy your pool for years to come. If you are interested in installing a pool in Tampa be sure to call Tampa Pool Builders at (813) 303-0865.

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