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Pool Liner Replacement

We replace and install pool liners for homes in Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, and surrounding area.

When should you replace your pool liner?

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A pool liner is designed to last an average of 12 to 15 years, however it is not uncommon for liners to last longer or, in some cases, much less than 12 years. There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of a liner, such as:

  • Living in an area that is susceptible to ground water problems (e.g clay).
  • Maintaining chemically balanced water in the swimming pool.
  • The fit of the liner. A liner is custom fit to your pool and it is critical that the measurements are accurate prior to the manufacturing process.
  • The use of a winter cover has numerous benefits and can add years of life to a liner. The cover protects the liner from the harsh winter sun, keeps potentially harmful debris out of the pool, protects the liner from being pervaded by red dye from rotting leaves, and best of all, upon opening your pool, the water is swim-ready in no time.

A Newly Installed Pool Liner About to Be Filled with Water

There are a few reasons for replacing a liner. In the event the liner no longer holds water, i.e. it leaks, and patching is no longer an option as with age the vinyl becomes brittle and a patch will no longer bond to it. Another common reason is aesthetics, as liners get older their patterns tend to fade and new patterns also become available.

To see our selection of new pool liner designs, click here.

Watch Our Team In Action In These Pool Liner Replacement Time-Lapse Videos

Replacement of Standard Pool Liner for Rectangular Pool (Timelapse)

Replacement of Custom Pool Liner for Irregular Shaped Pool (Timelapse)

A Pool Liner with Tiled Edging

When is the best time to replace a pool liner?

The ideal time to replace a liner is either in the spring or fall. By doing so you do not lose any of those important summer months when you want to be using the pool. Spring is usually the busiest period for liner replacements and manufacturing plants can often get backed up at this time.

The usual time for manufacturing a liner is two weeks, however there have been instances during May when high demand has resulted in a liner taking over three weeks to manufacture. Quite often you may not have the luxury of being able to decide when to replace the liner. Should you encounter irreparable problems with your old liner you may not have a choice.

What is the process for replacing a pool liner?

Once the need to replace your liner has been determined, we will need to measure your pool in order for liner to be an exact fit. If the contours of the pool can be determined with the old liner and water in place, you can continue enjoying your pool until the new liner is ready to install.

In some instances we may need to pump the water out and remove the old liner in order to ensure accurate measurements. Once the pool has been measured and you have picked your pattern, we place the order for your new liner. A few days before we receive the liner we will prepare your pool for installation.

A Large Pool Liner Replacement

Once we install the liner and fill the pool, there are some last steps, such as cutting in the returns, skimmer, and stairs, if necessary. The entire process should take two or three days, depending on your water pressure. Finally, it is important to get the water balanced and it is recommended that you bring a water sample into our store in order for us to test it for you.

We encourage you to contact us and speak to one of our specialist about replacing your pool liner or visit our Total Tech pool store at 1380 Speers Road, in Oakville.


We had just purchased our new home in 2011 and was the first pool we owned. I knew going in that we would definitely need a lot of work done, that’s when I met Dave and he also introduced me to Roy of Rosa and Rosa landscaping. Dave and his team were always professional, courteous, and true to their commitments. Dave never tried to oversell. He was upfront and honest on what I needed for my pool. He even made recommendations that lowered my costs. Extremely pleased by the work done by Total Tech Pools.

Eini from Oakville

Thank you Total Tech Pools! For years I’ve looked for a reliable pool company to open and close my pool along with service. On time, very professional. Keep up the good work. I will recommend you to all pool owners.

Jim from Mississauga

To All, We have been a customer of Dave Warren and Total Tech for over 20 years and, throughout the years, Dave hasn’t disappointed. He hasn’t deviated from his business model…GREAT customer service and cost effective solutions and has engrained this approach with all his staff. With the guidance from Dave and his team over the years, our pool has been easy to manage and maintain with minimum expense. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Dave and his Team at Total Tech for all your pool servicing and equipment needs. The Morrisons

P & MA Morrison from Oakville

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