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.
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.