Ottawa Pool Liner Measuring

Measure twice, cut once! It is an age-old adage but it is an important rule to live by — especially when dealing with a swimming pool. Installing a replacement liner is a complicated process and it all begins with measurements. This might seem like a good opportunity for a DIY project but nothing could be further from the truth! An improperly measured vinyl pool liner can wreck your pool, so trust the experts for the right results! Professional Ottawa pool liner measuring will properly measure your space according to its unique shape, size and details.

Anyone can measure the length of a pool but when fitting a vinyl liner it is important to take measurements of every aspect of a swimming pool. From the deep end, to pool walls and stairs, our team of experienced Puddle technicians can handle it all!

How to Measure Your Pool Liner

There is no set timeframe for a liner replacement or initial installation. The average range for an inground swimming pool liner replacement is anywhere between 5-9 years. This number will fluctuate based on upkeep and routine maintenance. If caught early, rips and tears can be patched as long as the rest of the liner is in good condition. In the event that there are too many tears or liners have faded or weakened, it is time to measure your swim space for a new inground pool liner.

There is no such thing as a standard pool size. Pools come in all shapes and sizes and that means custom measurements for every make and model. Even in the case of standard pool kits, the measurements will differ based on the conditions of yards and installation areas. In the case of both inground and above ground pool liners, custom cuts are necessary to accommodate unique features and that means in-depth measurements.

Length & Width: At the surface these seem like the simplest measurements to take: measure the longest and widest points of your pool. The primary issue when taking these measurements is where to start and where to stop. It is a common mistake to start measurements at the edge of coping instead of at the bead receiver. This can result in mis-measurements of several inches. It is also important to consider whether or not your pool has tile borders across the liner top and pool edge.

Measuring Corners: The type of corners that you are dealing with make a difference to your overall measurements. The most common types of pool corners are 90 degree square corners or rounded ones. Rounded corners must be squared off before measuring and this is one of the most complex liner measurement forms.

Pool Floors: Most pools do not have a flat bottom, so it is important to measure the wall height at both ends. If pools have a slope to the shallow end, it can be so gradual that it goes unnoticed. The area where the shallow end finishes and the deep end begins is called the Break. The Break needs to be accounted for in all measurements.

Additional Areas: When measuring a pool, it is important to consider your specific pool shape and other contributing factors. In the event that stairs are covered by liners, it is key to account for these areas when you measure the distance of your shallow end.

Puddle Pool Services: Properly Measuring Pools in Ottawa

After years in the industry, Puddle technicians understand the ins and outs of pool liner measurements. In order to get the best results for your liner replacements or installations, it is always better to rely on highly trained pool specialists. Fully insured technicians are fully-versed in the best ways to measure every element of your swim space.

Instead of submitting pool measurements on your own, Puddle technicians arrive on-scene to measure swim spaces. With expert tools and resources it is possible to find these measurements without draining your pool ahead of time. With the help of expert technicians, pool owners can enjoy the process instead of dreading it. Spend your time choosing the type of liner and the visuals associated with it. Pick your aesthetic and have an expert install it. Expert measurements and installations mean leaving pool owners to focus on keeping water balanced and enjoying their swim spaces!

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Erin Copeland
5 out of 5

We own a commercial property with an indoor pool and hot tub. We switched over pool maintenance companies about 6 months ago, from another company in Ottawa to Puddle Pools. We have been incredibly impressed with the service that we receive from both Zach and Richard. They have been incredibly responsive to all of our questions and are quick to take action whenever we encounter an issue, whether it is big or small. They also perform weekly routine maintenance on our pool and spa and they are always on time, courteous, professional and dependable. We are so happy to have found Puddle Pools and highly recommend them!

5 out of 5

Called Puddle Pools Ottawa and consulted about changing out old for a new pool liner. Richard and Zachary answered all of my questions and earned my business. We couldn’t be happier so far! They did great and the pool looks amazing!

Akram Saleh
5 out of 5

My experience with Puddle Pools was nothing short of spectacular, a true highlight in my homeownership journey. Initially, I was on the fence about who to trust with my pool liner replacement, especially given the tricky timing towards the end of fall last year. Yet, Puddle Pools stood out not just for their competitive quotes but for their unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Zach, my point of contact, was a pivotal figure throughout this process. He epitomized professionalism and warmth, making what could have been a stressful endeavor feel like a walk in the park. His prompt responses and understanding nature underscored the company's customer-first ethos, making me feel valued and heard at every turn. The reasonability of their quotes was the first sign that I had struck gold with Puddle Pools. In a sector where costs can spiral, their straightforward and fair pricing was a welcome change. It’s refreshing to find a company that aligns its interests so closely with those of its clients, ensuring you get the best bang for your buck. The quality of their work speaks volumes, proving that they don't just meet expectations—they soar above them. Given the stellar outcome of the liner replacement, I didn't hesitate to entrust them with the installation of a pool safety cover. Once more, they exceeded my expectations, reinforcing my decision to look nowhere else for pool-related services. In summary, if you're in Ottawa and pondering over pool services, let me save you some time: Puddle Pools is the answer. Their blend of exemplary service, fair pricing, and superior work quality places them a cut above the rest. I'm beyond satisfied with their service and eagerly anticipate continuing this relationship for all my pool needs. A heartfelt thank you to Zach and the Puddle Pools team for a remarkable job well done!

ram rathiesh
5 out of 5

Had puddle pool to do our in-ground pool liner. Great service, Richard and Zach was very helpful and they explained how the work is going be and it was a hassle free experience from them and just got our pool ready on time. Thank you so much for you quick service. I will be recommending puddle pools to our friends

Patrick Ferreira
5 out of 5

Richard was the representative that came to close our family pool. Richard was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and had tremendous patience for every question I had. He responded with detailed responses and took the time to show me what he was explaining. Would strongly recommend this company for all your pool openings and closing! Have already asked to be placed on the list for the next fall closing.

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