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    new liner

    First post - just purchased a used esther williams pool. made the first mistake by trying to reinstall the original liner. tried to purchase a new one but they cannot change the bead over to fit the channel for a esther williams pool.

    my question is, can i just get rid of the top channel and use a overlap liner, or purchase a new j channel and purchase a liner for that type. It seems that the esher williams liner is not readily available. I am getting 2-3 week delivery times and summer will be over.

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    Re: new liner

    You should be able to use an overlap or change the bead receiver out to a standard.
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    Re: new liner

    We bought an Esther Wiliams used also! Like idk 2 months ago. It's a 27' x 52". We ran into some of the same problems. We bought a unibead, then pulled off the jbead part and hung it on our bead receiver. It worked perfect! And after much back and forth about overlap verses beaded...I'm really really glad we did it this way, for the ease of installation of the liner. If you have any questions feel free to ask, this was a huge learning experience! Good luck and let us know what you go with!
    SW, Virginia
    16,400 Gallons AGP
    27'x52" Esther Williams
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Dynamo pump
    Solar Cover

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    Re: new liner

    what is easier to install, a bead or over lap? . i thought that the esther liner has a deep bead. i would thind the over lap would be easier than hoping the bead will stay in the original channel.

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    Re: new liner

    I have never installed an overlap, but, from seeing pics and videos I cannot imagine the overlap to be easier. The unibead was very easy, we did the entire pool by ourselves. The guys on here are very informative and very helpful! The bead hung on our bead receiver very easily! Perfect fit I wish I could have found someone on here to tell me it would be that easy, so I wouldn't have stressed so bad. But, all turned out great! And, like you, I kept thinking I would just do the overlap, now, I VERY glad I didn't, this way we don't have to take the entire top back off to ever change the liner. What size and type is your pool? And, where are you located?
    SW, Virginia
    16,400 Gallons AGP
    27'x52" Esther Williams
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Dynamo pump
    Solar Cover

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    Re: new liner

    Having done an overlap, I'd take a bead any day.
    Cindy

    4.8 K gallon AGP: sharkline opera 12'x17'x52"
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    Re: new liner

    the pool is a 15 x 24 x 52" johnny weismuller sahara. looking at what i would have to disasemble, i would give the unibead a try. where did you purchase yours? i am in ohio

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    Re: new liner

    I got mine from nationalpoolwholesalers.com, I have a 27' x 52" and got the cascade for like 272.00 with free s&h it came in like 4 days fedex. It has been great! I found the website on here, fom someone elses recommendation. It was the cheapest for that style I could find anywhere! I live in Va, their warehouse is in Fl. So, very close for shipping. Good luck!!!
    SW, Virginia
    16,400 Gallons AGP
    27'x52" Esther Williams
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Dynamo pump
    Solar Cover

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    Re: new liner

    Went with a regular beaded liner and pruchased a liner lock to go behind. Filled it yesterday, swimming today. I was a little nervous but so far so good. thanks everyone.

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    Re: new liner

    Hi I too have a Ester Williams eldorado pool 21' ropound with 52" walls. I am looking to replace the liner also. From looking at the online post, i should save some money and just buy a regurlar beaded liner?
    Jeff MC

    20 x 40 in ground pool vinyl liner (35,000 gallons). Hayward S240 sand filter. 3/4 pump motor, 2 skimmers, BBB believer, TF100XL test kit, and a well-loved Stihl MS211 with 16" bar accompanied by a Oregon chain saw sharpener.

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