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Thread: New Liner suggestions

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    Abilene, KS

    New Liner suggestions

    My pool needs a new liner this fall; current one has been in since '99. Is there anything in particular I need to look for or anything I need to stay away in a liner and installer? What suggestions does everyone have?
    25,000 gallon Vinyl Lined Inground. One skimmer, 2 returns. Pentair WhisperFlo WFDS-4, Hayward Pro Grid DE 3620 with VariFlow valve, LaarsLite 2 propane heater

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: New Liner suggestions

    #1 the experience of the installers!!!! (this is NOT the same as how long the company has been in business! - a company can have been in business for 20+ years and have a crew that's only been installing liners for a year)

    You want to get at least a 20 mil liner (*caveat* some places sell 20 "gauge" liners that are much thinner!

    Watch out for the 'hidden charges' - liner padding (wall foam) should be in the contract as well as floor patching - all floors need a little patching before redropping a liner, make sure your contract says how much it will cost and that you have to approve any work done!

    Whoever is replacing the liner should drain the pool, fully measure it and then order the liner, while measuring they ought be able to give you a decent idea of how much 'extra' work will be involved.

    Please make sure that they warranty their work for a year - if you get it installed in the fall, you might not use it until next spring - be sure they will come back out and reset the liner if there is a problem you can only notice while using the pool - and make them pay for water and start-up chems

    I've done this a few hundred times, feel free to call upon me if you have any questions
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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