Our pool liner needs replaced because the winter ice/snow/wind tore it to shreds.
It is currently a J-Hook liner. I purchased a Uni-bead liner (it can be a J Hook or a Beaded liner), and am wondering whether to reinstall as a J-Hook, or purchasing bead receivers and converting to the beaded.
My thoughts (as a VERY INEXPERIENCED pool owner - this will be our first season with a pool - moved here in late summer last year)...
Reason to do J-Hook
1) Don't have to buy bead receiver
2) It's firmly seated once installed - don't have to worry about the bead coming out of the track - one pool company suggested that kids will end up pulling the liner out of the bead track..
Reason to do Beaded
1) When I have to replace liner again, won't have to take top railing off pool
2) I *think* it will be easier to find a beaded liner (vs J-Hook) in the 21x41x54" size. I had a heck of a time finding one this time!!!!
Can anyone comment on my thoughts? I would appreciate it!!!