Pool Fits Learn To Measure Inground Pools

Proceed with Confidence - Above Ground Measurement

Round & Oval Shapes

Three reasons you should be confident about measuring you own pool:

  1. You’re invested in the outcome! That’s right, who’s going to take more time to get it right, you or a summer student working for minimum wage.  We think it’s you!
  2. Pool Fits provides great tools, like individual measuring sheets for each aboveground pool shape            
  3. You’ve got us! We’re available real-time during store hours to Chat on-line or Talk on the phone to answer questions:

Call Toll-Free: 1-877-325-3487 (FITS)

Tools Required to measure an Aboveground pool

  • Minimum of 2 People – Ideally 3 People (which allows someone to record measurements while the others work the tapes)
  • 1 – 50 Foot Tape Measure
  • Pool Fits Above Ground Round Measurement Sheet
  • Black Ink Pen

How to Measure- Above Ground Round Pool

  • The Diameter of a Round Pool is the size of the pool and the pool liner required. 
  • The Diameter is the measurement across the pool from side to side that goes through the very center of the pool.             
    • The easiest way to determine if the tape measure is going through the center of the pool is ensure that you are measuring the ‘widest width’ of the pool.  This is best accomplished by taking several measurements until you can confirm several times that the measurement is in fact the widest possible measurement.
  • The best ‘cross check’ that the Diameter measurement is correct is to measure the perimeter of the pool.  This can be done by measuring the distance of the pool wall between all the posts and adding the distance of the wall behind the posts as follows:
  • Example: 24′ Round 
    • Distance between posts = 50.5″ x 16 sections = 808″
    • Distance behind posts = 6″ x 16 posts = 96″ 
    • Total Wall Length = 904″ / 12″ = 75′-4″ or 75.33 Feet
    • Cross Check 75.33 / 3.1416 = 23.98′ or 24′ Diameter

Tip:  If your ordering a ‘custom’ aboveground liner, always use a Pool Fits Round Above Ground Liner Measurement Form!

How to Measure On Ground Round

The arrow line above represents the required measurement to determine the diameter or size of a Round Aboveground Pool

How to Measure- Above Ground Oval Pool

  • The Length and Width of an Oval Pool are the size of the pool and the pool liner required. 
  • The Length is the measurement between the two round ends of the pool through the very center of the pool.             
    • The easiest way to determine if the tape measure is going through the center of the pool is ensure that you are measuring the ‘longest length’ of the pool.  This is best accomplished by taking several measurements until you can confirm several times that the measurement is in fact the longest possible measurement.
  • The Width is the measurement between the two straight walls of the pool      
    • This measurement should be taken at the beginning and end of the straight wall of the pool and should be the same measurement in both locations.  If this measurement varies by an inch or two it will have not affect on the fit of the pool liner.

Tip:  If your ordering a ‘custom’ aboveground liner, always use a Pool Fits Oval Above Ground Liner Measurement Form!

How to Measure On Ground Oval Pool

The arrow lines above represent the required measurement to determine thesize of an Oval Aboveground Pool

How to Measure- Above Ground Overlap or Beaded Attachment

Overlap Style Liner Attachment

 

Overlap Aboveground Liners are manufactured to accommodate all Wall Heights Up to 54″, so if you pool has a 54″ Wall Height or less a Standard Aboveground Liner will fit.  If your pool has a Wall Height greater than 54″ then you will require an ‘Expandable Liner’ and you will need to measure and record your Pool Wall Height.    

 

 

OVERLAP

Overlap Above Ground Vinyl Liners

Beaded Style Liner Attachment

Beaded Aboveground Liners are manufactured for 3 specific Wall Heights:

  • 48″ Wall Height
  • 52″ Wall Height
  • 54″ Wall Height 

Regardless of the Bead Type, in order to identify the right Aboveground liner for your pool you must accurately measure the Pool Wall Height. (see below)     

BEADED

Beaded Above Ground Vinyl Liner
View Bead Types

How to Measure- Above ground Wall Height

48″ WALL HEIGHT

Above Ground Wall Height 48"

52″ WALL HEIGHT

52" Above Ground Wall Height

54″ WALL HEIGHT

54" Above Ground Pool Wall Height

Tip:  Always measure from the very top of the pool wall (up underneath the Top Rail) to the very bottom of the pool wall (where it slips into the bottom track).

Tip:  Actual Measurements can be up 1/2″ less, as follows:

      • 48″ = 48″ to  47-1/2″
      • 52″ = 52″ to  51-1/2″
      • 54″ = 54″ to  53-1/2″ 

Other Aboveground Shapes

If you Aboveground Pool is any of the following Shapes ‘click’ the Button below:

RECTANGLE | OCTAGON | OCTAGONAL | GRECIAN | EMERALD | EMERALD II | KIDNEY 

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