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Thread: Understanding liner cost.

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    Understanding liner cost.

    We're facing a new liner, and I'm trying to understand the costs. Using this site, I get the following for our existing pattern.

    Group H - Blue Hampton 20 mil - $1544
    Group I - Cambridge 30 mil - $1739
    Group J - Blue Hampton 28 mil - $1836

    Can anyone explain why the "Group J" is thicker, cheaper, and called something different? FWIW, our existing liner (Cavalry/Ft Worth) is labeled Cambridge 30 mil on the paperwork.

    Also, our warranty shows 20% ($347) prorate at less than 10 years (Installed ~8/1/06), 15% ($261) for 11 years. Is it worth the $87 to change it now, or should patch and wait until spring? Anyone know if the warrant date is based on notifying them, or placing the order?
    My Pool: 18'x36' Grecian. Vinyl Liner, 500# sand filter, SWG.

    My hobbies: Brewing beer and flying rockets.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Ottawa Ontario

    Re: Understanding liner cost.

    According to your chart group J is actually more expensive which makes sense since it's thicker. As for the names, dunno.

    I would look at holding off on installing a new liner. Wait until the end of the season when there are more deals. Of course, this means you will have to patch which also incurs costs.

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    Re: Understanding liner cost.

    Actually I is thicker
    My Pool: 18'x36' Grecian. Vinyl Liner, 500# sand filter, SWG.

    My hobbies: Brewing beer and flying rockets.

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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Understanding liner cost.

    I have decided based upon my own unproven research, that liner prices are largely dependent upon the following;
    20mil with least attractive colors and patterns - least expensive
    30 mil are next expensive irregardless of colors and patterns
    28/20 and 28 mil with the most attractive colors and patterns are the most expensive.

    In a nutshell, whatever is generally considered to be the most attractive to the majority will have the higher price tag.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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