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    Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    Pool Liner Selections

    These are the selections that we have.

    Which one(s) are your favorites?
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I'll vote for cambridge Being in CA I'm thinking you would want a darker liner to take advantage of solar heat...unless you like your water on the chilly side
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I vote for Cambridge too, because it's exactly the same as ours even though it looks like a different manufacturer. http://www.glipoolproducts.com/assets/h ... htened.jpg
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    We just had a new liner installed this year. We looked at Cambridge and Grand because we wanted something with blues and browns. We decided on the Grand only because it was a bit lighter (we had previously had a really light liner so we wanted to go a bit darker, but not all the way). They are both really nice looking Here are a few pictures of Grand so you can see it installed. We get a lot of compliments and comments on how it looks like "real tile."[attachment=1:3s01fg0g]pool10.jpg[/attachment:3s01fg0g][attachment=0:3s01fg0g]pool12.jpg[/attachment:3s01fg0g]
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    Have them send actual liner samples for you to pick out. Most people that I show liners to pick the darker blue prints. Also if you want the print to look nicer longer I would recommend picking a print that has ink of similar color to the base color of the vinyl. For example Canterbury has dark blue inks printed on a light blue vinyl and Blue Raleigh has dark inks printed on a dark blue vinyl. So if both liners were ever faded the Blue Raleigh would look better since the ink is a closer match to the vinyl's base color. When you get the samples in the mail you can check the base color simply by looking at the back of the sample. Regardless if you really like a print just go with that print regardless of how close the ink matches the base color of the vinyl since they will all fade over time. Oh and one other thing prints like Albion that are actually brownish will lose all their reddish tones when filled with water, so instead of having a brownish liner it will appear gray in color, also as you look towards the deep-end of the pool the water will actually have a noticeable Turquoise hue
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I would say darker if you want warmer too...
    my neighbor has a lighter liner than I do and he complains that without the heater the pool never gets out of the 70's while mine sits around 81 during the sunny days.
    May only be about 5 degrees, but his gets more direct sunlight than mine too due to our trees.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    We have the Arizona and matched our interlock bricks with the boarder. We love the dark liner!!
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    It really comes down to personal choice. I'd pick one of the brown ones, ever since I saw the picture in this thread:
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I have the Miramar Grey.

    I'm not so sure a liner color makes any difference on how warm or cold the water is. It takes a few hundred thousand BTU's to warm a pool 1 degree. A light or dark liner wont make any difference.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by danbutter
    I would say darker if you want warmer too...
    my neighbor has a lighter liner than I do and he complains that without the heater the pool never gets out of the 70's while mine sits around 81 during the sunny days.
    May only be about 5 degrees, but his gets more direct sunlight than mine too due to our trees.

    One customer of mine is on their second BLACK liner. They want black for the added heat, but even if it does work I don't think it's worth the cosmetic sacrifice. Black shows up a lot of dirt, the dirt is lighter than the liner which is kinda weird to see for the first time. Also you need to sign a release form from the liner company when purchasing a black liner since it makes water depths hard to judge.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    Lol at the cambridge lie the two other posts. That's the one I have (from highbury as well).
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I had the cambridge in my pool until the deer incident.
    We now have the Miramar Blue.
    I like both.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I like the Blue Raleigh.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I like the Kerry Tan because I like the look of the water in Henry Porter's pool - the Kerry Tan looked the closest to white.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I wasn't suggesting black, but to give a bit more detail...
    if you look at the bottom of the liners page in the first link given it would be like I have the oxford and my neighbor has the grand.
    That much difference gives a very noticeable difference in temps.
    The exact one I have seems to be pretty popular...Cambridge.
    You can still easily see the bottom and judge water depth.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    ...Also you need to sign a release form from the liner company when purchasing a black liner since it makes water depths hard to judge.
    So does have crystal clear TFP water...my pool looks about 2" deep.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I like the looks of both the Kerry Tan and Atrium Tan....those would be my top 1st and 2nd choices
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I agree with Kerry Tan. My preference is the closest to white as possible so you see the beauty of the waters blue color. Now, having said that, if I were in a cooler climate, I would probably go with darker for the solar gain.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    I would be think long and hard about white. With a white or very light liner, if you get any kind of metal stain, it willl show up like a beacon on a dark night. A darker liner will hide iron or copper stains very well.
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    Re: Help Me Pick A Liner!!!!

    My wife has picked Blue Raleigh.

    I guess I was a little naive thinking I had much say, LOL

    I will fight a little harder for the diving rock
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