Inground Liner Bead & Bead Types

‘Bead’ is the way the pool liner attaches to the pool coping around the entire perimeter of the pool.  While there have been various types of liner beads designed by various pool and liner manufacturers over the years, each to address specific issues, design methods or marketing features, ‘Standard Bead’ is by far and away the ‘universal’ bead type applied to 97% of all Inground Pool Liners.

If your pool is among the 3% that feature a Specialty Bead, Pool Fits can both help you identify which type of bead is on your pool liner and either source that bead for your replacement liner or assist you in converting your pool to accommodate a Standard Bead.

Inground Bead Terminology

Bead is typically referred to in two-parts like the sides of a coin, the bead-‘head’ and the bead-‘tail’, as illustrated below.

Pool Fits Bead Terms

Inground Liner Beads are broken down into two categories as follows:

  • Standard Inground Liner Beads (Standard I/G Bead)
  • Specialty Inground Liner Beads (Specialty I/G Bead)

Standard Inground Liner Bead

Standard Bead

Recommended for ease of installation for pools with standard liner bead coping track it slips easily into standard liner coping track around the top of your pool wall.

Pool Fits Standard Inground Bead

Specialty Inground Liner Beads

We’ve got a every Inground Liner Bead Type and the tools to make selecting the right Liner Bead for your Replacement Liner easy! 

3 of the Most Common Specialty Inground Pool Liner Bead Types

Wilkes Pool Liner Bead - Onground and Semi-Inground

Wilkes Bead

Pool Fits - Esther Willams Bead

Esther Williams Bead

Pool Fits - Dauphine Bead

Dauphine Bead