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    Liner type ?

    I just bought a used 24' 52" high Aqua Leader Illusion from craigslist. The liner that was on the pool was a beaded liner. Do I have to use a beaded liner for this pool or can I go with an overlap or J-Hook? I took a quick look around the net and it seems that the overlap liners are about $100 cheaper. I wouldn't mind saving 100 bucks but the most important thing to me is easy of install and durability. I don't want to try to save a few bucks only to have to put a new liner up in 2 years.

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    Re: Liner type ?

    You should be able to use an overlap liner without any problems. They are the same quality as a beaded or j hook liner. They are less expensive since they are easier to manufacture.
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    Re: Liner type ?

    But also might want to think down the line in a few years also.. If you add a deck right next to the rail or to the top-- Beaded is the way to go just for the ease of replacement. Check out pool http://www.poolsupplyworld.com for liners-- I found them to be the cheapest at the time when I replaced mine. I done the J-hook liner Perma 25 .
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    Re: Liner type ?

    If cheap and easy is your goal, then overlap is the the choice. If easy with a deck or looks are a part of the decision, then you will want to go with the other options. The beaded and Jhook options have the same tiled look as the Inground pools. Overlaps do not since they are intended to be able to adjust and move around so cannot have borders.
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    Re: Liner type ?

    Is thicker better? I see a place offering 20, 25, and 30 gauge liners.

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    Re: Liner type ?

    Thicker is not necessarily better. I would go middle of the road, but even the 20 gauge liners will probably last as long.
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    Re: Liner type ?

    What is the difference between j hook and beaded?
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    Re: Liner type ?

    Actually there is a unibead, beaded and tru jhook. The beaded hangs or inserts into a bead receiver. The true jhook has a firm lip type that hooks or hangs over the wall and has a coping strip to hold it on. Both types have the border like inground. The unibead luner can be used either way, the top strip is removed if you want to use with a bead receiver, left on to jhook.
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    Re: Liner type ?

    actually we are ordering our new liner from here http://www.linerworld.com/ seems there liners are cheaper in price.
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