EXCLUSIVE offering by the Institute of Research and Learning (IRLearning) in collaboration with ABGAL Liners and Covers.

PVC Pool Liners are possibly one of the best kept secrets of the pool industry. Pool liners are installed in new pools, but many are used in pool renovations – resurfacing old painted or tiled concrete pools, rendered pools and even fibreglass shells. When other surface finishes reach the end of their life, a pool liner is a reliable, durable and attractive option for the pool owner, and a highly profitable, rewarding option for a pool builder or renovator.

The last 10 years has seen a massive demand for more skilled installers. Most skilled installers are currently booked out 3-6 months in advance, with just word-of-mouth and referrals being the source of most work.

How to become a liner installer? While nothing beats practical experience, this course gives an overview of the skills required, and is the first step on a path to become a qualified pool liner installer.


  • Potential to earn up to $300,000 per annum, or more if scaled
  • A great additional offering to an existing business 
  • Low investment to start up 
  • Immediate start after course completion
  • Ongoing lead referral network
  • Opportunity to access ABGAL Direct Rebates (Value $1,000) for the first four inground pool liners purchased (Subject to successful completion of PART 1, PART 2 & ABGAL suitability check)


  • Builders
  • Pool Builders
  • Renovators
  • Service Technicians
  • Pool Shop Owners
  • Landscapers
  • Other technical tradespersons


  • Tooling needed 
  • Preparing substrate
  • Applying and moulding vinyl liner
  • Dealing with penetrations
  • Onsite Training on a live site 
  • Other Core Elements


PART 1:  Online Theory           

Students will learn the different materials and the processes needed for the application of vinyl liners. This will include reading, viewing and studying all materials and videos before being answering a number of questions. 

You will be required to go through and complete each course section in sequence to ensure you understand the flow of work.

A Certificate of Completion can be downloaded on successful completion of PART 1.

PART 1 Notes:

  • Participants will have up to 3 - months to complete PART 1 of the course after commencement.
  • Once your Certificate of Completion for PART 1 is emailed to ABGAL, a representative will be in contact with you to arrange PART 2 of your Onsite Training. 
  • PART 2 is a voluntary part of the course, and not mandatory. 
  • No refunds will be considered after registration to the course, irrespective of whether you complete or participate in either PART 1 and/or PART 2 of the course.

PART 2:  Onsite Training 

ABGAL Liners and Covers will work with students to allocate 2 days of training on a live site session (dates will be subject to availability, rain & other factors). 

Onsite training can only be scheduled after completion of PART 1 (the online component). On successful completion of PART 2, participants will be registered as an authorised ABGAL installer and set up for lead generation.

Onsite Training outcomes include:

  • You will be asked to put your theory and practice to the test on a live job site
  • Onsite hands-on tools experience to better understand and get a feel for the products
  • Apply a vinyl liner from start to finish 

PART 2 Notes:

  • PART 2 is a voluntary part of the course, and not mandatory. 
  • Participants who wish to participate in PART 2 of the course will have up to 6 - months to participate and complete from when they are notified of first available Onsite Training date(s).
  • No refunds will be considered after registration to the course, irrespective of whether you complete or participate in either PART 1 and/or PART 2 of the course.

General Notes:

  • Whilst the opportunity for work will be presented to participants by ABGAL, the completion of this course (PART 1 and/or PART 2) does not guarantee future work. 
  • The opportunity for ongoing ABGAL leads is subject to successful completion of PART1 and PART 2 of this course as well as a suitability assessment of your capability by ABGAL Liners and Covers. 
  • Licencing between states and territories may vary. Check with the regulator in your region, ABGAL or IRLearning for more information.
  • Course Cost includes GST

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Read this section before commencing

  2. 2
    • Why Vinyl

    • Tools required for vinyl installation

    • Things to consider before tackling a job

    • Extrusion, how we attach vinyl to a pools surface.

    • Fixing underwater extrusion video 1

    • Fixing underwater extrusion video 2

    • What is a vacuum pipe

    • Installing a vacuum pipe on a concrete pool

    • Converting a concrete jet to vinyl

    • Converting non standard jets or fittings

    • Step foam and preparation

    • VIDEO: How is a Pre-Engineered Pool Built

    • Liner tips

    • VIDEO: Time-lapse of 3D Vinyl Pool Liner Installation

    • Concrete Renovations to vinyl

    • Fibreglass pool renovations

    • Fibreglass pool liner installation

    • Converting a fibreglass pool jet or fitting to a vinyl fitting

    • VIDEO: Aqualux fibreglass renovation using underwater extrusion and a tile band.

    • Washing down a pool shell before hanging the liner

    • Above Ground Liner Installation Time Lapse ABGAL

    • Above ground pool installation of a Vinyl liner

    • Vinyl care and maintenance

  3. 3
    • An introduction to measuring a pool for a liner.

    • How to mark out and measure a pool

    • Standard mark out

    • How to use photo measure to measure a swimming pool for a liner

    • 3D mark out form

    • Marking out a pool with a deep end or Hopper

    • Marking out pool steps

  4. 4
    • Aqualux installation manual

  5. 5
    • Steps and Benches

  6. 6
    • Pool Liner Interior Renovation Assessment