Esther Williams Pool Liner Height Question
My sister just gave me her 15' x 24' oval Esther Williams pool. I disassembled it last Saturday (in 101 degree heat!)It is in surprisingly good condition for being 15+ years old.
I was in the process of looking into a new beaded liner and realized that there are two possible height options: 48" and 52". I measured the pool wall and it is 51 5/8" high. Does this mean that i just go with a 52" liner based solely on wall height?
I then measured the bead strips that fit over the top of the wall and there is almost 1 5/8" of drop from the top of the pool wall to where the liner actually sits. That brings it down to 50". If I then subtract 2" for the sand base that brings it to 48".
I am new to above ground pool ownership and do not want to order the wrong height. So, pool pro, do I need a 48" liner or a 52" liner? Thanks for any help given!
Also, Is the liner size usually stamped somewhere on the liner? if so, i could look at the old one and maybe find some additional information.
Hi Frank. The liner size is sometimes stamped on the liners, but not always, it just depends on the manufacturer.
I would order the 48" liner. Install it on a hot summer day, in direct sunlight, and you will have no problems.
A 52" liner would probably leave you with a bunch of excess liner on the sides.
Liner sizes usually correlate to the wall height. But with beaded liners I find going one size smaller makes for a much better fit.