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Posted By: Dave Warren

Posted on: May 22nd, 2019

A new pool liner installation completed by Total Tech Pools in Oakville.Whether you’re installing a new pool or renovating an existing one, choosing the right liner is a key part of the process—helping your pool look better and last longer.

Keep reading to learn what steps you can take to choose the right liner for your pool:

1.      Consider Your Pool’s Water Colour

Although the water in your pool will be essentially colourless, there are factors that can affect how it appears, including:

  • The depth of your pool.
  • How much sunlight it gets.
  • The presence of shade-causing obstructions like trees.

The colour of your liner—whether it’s deep blue, light blue, or a shade of green—also plays an important role in influencing the colour of your pool’s water. If you want your water to be a deep blue, look for something with dark blue or black hues. Finding a liner with more electric tones will give your water a vibrant look (more aqua), while something with softer blues or tans will provide a more subdued aesthetic (an eggshell blue type tone).

2.      Choose a Pool Liner Pattern

After determining what colour pallet you like, it’s time to pick the actual pattern. With a variety of options to choose from, including liners that mimic mosaic designs, natural stone, marble, or ceramic tile, you’ll be able to find the style that suits your design preferences and home’s overall look and feel.

One thing you’ll need to decide is whether or not you want your pool liner to include a tile (the pattern that appears near or at the top edge of a liner). Sometimes tiling can provide a beautiful accent, though the landscaping you have around your pool might make a no-tile look more appropriate. If, for example, you’ve decorated your backyard with natural stone, a no-tile sandstone liner could create a soft, natural transition.

Click here to see the pool liner patterns available at Total Tech.

3.      Work with Experienced Pool Experts

To ensure your liner looks and performs its best, you need to choose a qualified pool services company to install it.

When considering pool services companies, be sure to ask questions like:

  • How long has the company been performing pool liner replacements?
  • Do they rely on the use of sub-contractors?
  • Are they members of any professional organizations?
  • Are their pool liners Canadian-made?

The right company will be able to provide support along the way, including guidance on the liner colours and patterns that will be most suitable for your pool. They will then measure your pool properly to ensure a precise, custom fit.


At Total Tech, we are pool liner experts. Our experienced staff have been providing pool services – including liner repairs and replacements – to customers in Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, and surrounding areas for over 25 years. Contact us today to discuss your vision for your pool!

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Dave Warren

About Dave Warren

Dave Warren has been the president of Total Tech Pools & Leisure for more than 25 years, successfully developing the business into a one-stop pool shop. He is a Past President and currently serves as Secretary of the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada. He also serves on the Retail Council for APSP and is Chairman of the Retail Education Task Force. Additionally, he is a founding member of WAPSA (World Alliance of pool and Spa Associations) formed in Cologne, Germany in 2017. Dave believes in giving to those in need both locally and abroad, which is why Total Tech donates to a variety of charities, largely focusing on children and animals.

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