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    somewhat stupid question about a liner

    I've read on this forum about vinyl liner thickness being 20-28 mm. Looking at the top part of the liner in my pool (i'm currently in the process of putting some of it back into tracks), the thickness is only about 4 mm! I can't really imagine vinyl liner being 20 or 28 mm! 28 mm is more then an inch thick! A wrinkle on the bottom of my pool also confirms that the actual vinyl part is much thinner than 20-28mm.

    Which makes me believe that it must be the actual liner and possibly padding behind that should make up to 20-28 mm. Am I right? Or do I have somehow a liner that 5 times thinner than anybody else's?
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    mil, not mm. 1/1000th of an inch.
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    measured in mils thickness--------like a trash can liner
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    that's why i said it was "somewhat stupid"! thanks for clarifying this for me.
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    Also beware that some liners are 'gauged' - the gauge they use is a good bit less than a mil - so a 20 gauge liner is a good bit thinner than a 20 mil liner
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    Also beware that some liners are 'gauged' - the gauge they use is a good bit less than a mil - so a 20 gauge liner is a good bit thinner than a 20 mil liner
    yes, i read on this forum about gauge-ing it might've been your post.

    Dave,

    Does you company work in southern Mass by any chance?
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    Dave, I'm no longer 'in the business' but am willing to do a little traveling to help the good folks here
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    Ted, with the price my pool stores want to charge me to buy local and get local support for a whole suite of pool equipment, it would easily be cheaper, more fun, and way more educational to fly you to Nebraska to set up my equipment and teach me how to use it and winterize it. So, just what is "a little traveling?"
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    oops, i meant "Ted', not "Dave". sorry!
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    Re: somewhat stupid question about a liner

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver
    oops, i meant "Ted', not "Dave". sorry!
    You should hear the other names I respond to (my neighbor still thinks that I'm the same guy who lived here 2 years ago and always shouts out "LUKE" when he sees me, even though I usually have my "Ted" name tag on after work

    crek31- a 'little traveling' is what I can do on my days off, and still report to work when I'm scheduled. "TrusTed" pool service is still a dream, but I'm always willing to help folks with their pools
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