Esther Williams Pool Liners - History

Esther Williams above ground pools have been a staple in backyard swimming for decades. Named after the iconic Hollywood actress and competitive swimmer, these pools have been providing families with hours of summer fun since the 1950s.

Originally manufactured by Delair Group, the pools quickly became popular and were a favorite choice by many families. The company was founded in 1962 and was a pioneer above ground pools.  Delair was inspired by Williams' performances in the films "Million Dollar Mermaid" and "Easy to Love." Seeing the potential for above ground pools to be a hit with homeowners, they set out to create a line of pools that were both affordable and easy to install.

The first Esther Williams pools were made from steel and featured a unique interlocking design that allowed for quick and easy assembly. These early pools were available in a variety of sizes and shapes, including round, oval, and rectangular. They were also available in different depths, making them suitable for both children and adults.  The liners they manufactured were designed to work with a bead that fit into a channel at the top of the pool wall.  Ensure that if you are replacing the liner on your Esther Williams pool that you are getting a liner with a bead that is compatible with and Esther Williams bead receiver.

In the 1960s, Esther Williams introduced a new line of pools made from aluminum. These pools were even more lightweight and easier to assemble than the steel pools, and they featured a sleek, modern design. The aluminum pools were available in round and oval shapes, and they were available in different depths and sizes to accommodate different needs.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Esther Williams continued to innovate and improve their pools. They introduced new features such as the "Quick-Set" pool, which could be set up in just a few hours, and the "Easy-Pool" which featured a unique self-inflating top ring. They also introduced new materials, such as resin and polyethylene, which made the pools even more durable and resistant to wear and tear.

Today, Esther Williams pools are not in production anymore. But you can still find a wide variety of Esther Williams pool liners at Whether you're looking to replace a damaged liner or upgrade the one you have, you're sure to find something that will suit your needs at