ABOVE GROUND OVERLAP POOL LINERS
What is an Above Ground Overlap Pool Liner?
Above ground overlap liners are pulled over the wall and rolled up on the exterior side of the pool. This style of liner will normally have a round or flat plastic coping that snaps over top of the liner to keep it in place. Above ground overlap liners are the most prevalent type and are the least expensive.
How to Determine if You Have an Overlap Pool Liner
In a pool with an overlap liner the liner will hang over the outside of the pool. Carefully look under the top rail/pool coping. Is any of the liner visible on the outer-side of the pool? If so, you have an overlap liner. If you still aren’t sure look for plastic pool coping strips which are used to hold the liner in place.
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ABOVE GROUND STANDARD BEAD POOL LINER
What is an Above Ground Standard Bead Pool Liner?
The most popular type of above ground beaded liner is known as the “Standard Bead or Snap Bead” which tucks / snaps into a coping that is fastened over the pool wall. The required coping is called a Bead Retainer. This liner bead is designed for customers who are building decks around their pool and will not be able to dismantle the pool to change the liner in the future. Above ground beaded liners provide a clean finished look as they are not visible from the exterior of the pool.
How to Determine if You Have a Beaded Pool Liner
In a pool with a beaded liner you will notice a pre-existing track on the pool wall which the pool liner fits into. In most cases you do not need to remove the top rail to see this track. Once you have identified the track you should confirm that the beaded liner is inserted into the track and doesn’t go over the wall. If the liner goes over the pool wall then you’re dealing with an overlap liner.