Rules for Relining
pool with new liner

The day has finally come — your beloved, and well-used pool, is ready for a new liner. While it’s not as extensive of a process as a brand new pool, the relining process is still one that has a few steps. Let’s dive in!

First To-Do: Drain

To begin the process, you need to be able to access the current liner and that means draining the entire pool. Often, the water is emptied into one of your home’s sewer cleanouts. However, some towns and cities allow the water to be poured directly into the street. But be sure to check the local laws beforehand as some places have ordinances against draining your pool water into storm drains.

Draining your pool is a tedious process, but you can speed it up by renting or buying a submersible pump. Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas has all the equipment you need to successfully empty your pool.

Next Up: Remove the Current Liner

To install the new liner, you first need to get rid of the old/damaged one. Begin by removing all fixtures such as pool lights and drains; then cut out and remove the old liner. Then, depending on the type of pool–above-ground or in-ground–you have, check the foundation and/or walls for cracks, holes, or other significant damage. Replace or repair any flaws, and you’re ready to install your brand new liner!

Lastly: Install the New Liner

Gather a crew up because installing a new liner is not a one-man job. Start by spreading out and draping the liner across the pool — be careful not to let it drag on the ground as it may become damaged. Once it’s lined up, drop it down into the pool and secure it in place. Then, make sure there are no pockets of air trapped between the new liner and the foundation by vacuuming/suctioning out any air, which will ensure there are no wrinkles in the liner. Put back all fixtures that were removed prior to the replacement. It is important to note that with certain pools, you will need to cut out openings for certain fixtures.

If you have an in-ground pool, the process has a few more steps as you must refill the deep end of the pool before securing the liner on the shallow end of the pool.

Once the liner is installed, all fixtures have been reinstalled, and everything is watertight, it’s time to completely refill the pool! This can take up to a day so be patient — while you’re waiting, you can start planning your next pool party to show off your freshly relined personal oasis!

Let the Pool Professionals at Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas Help

We know that the process for relining a pool can quickly become complex if you’re unsure of what you’re doing. That’s why our pool pros are here to help. Contact us today at either of our three locations in Wilkes-Barre, Dickson City, and Tannersville to schedule your pool’s relining!