New to the forum, but I am addicted already. Great info and support.
My 10 year old pool needs some updating, starting with the liner. My existing liner is a Garrett Liner, Crystal Tile / Arctic Ice, 28ML wall & 20ML floor. All except for the very top of the liner is pretty much totally white. Here the liner sample from Garrett's web site.
My pool builder will be installing the new lining, and he has brought over all the 11" x 17" vinyl samples from Garrett Liners. Unfortunately, half of the sample is the border, which I am seriously considering not even having a border this time around. I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent searching the web for pictures of IG pools with vinyl liners. The Garrett Liners web site has very few photos, and none are identified with the liner pattern. The best web site I have found to date is http://www.apcopools.com. They sell three different liner brands, and if you click on a liner sample, they have photos at the bottom of pool installs. Also went to my local home show to see what pool builders were offering.
Seems as though the dark blue liners are very hot right now. My pool builder loves the tan liner, but said that most customers pick the Hampton Tile / Laguna.
I love looking at the slide show from various pool owners. I just wish that the brand and pattern of liners was listed in most everyone's signature. That way if forum members were considering a particular liner, and found one listed in a signature, they could ask that owner to show them a picture. I want to go darker than what I have, but the super dark blue scares me a little.
I have also found in my web searches that the same patterns seem to be offered by different brands, but using different names.
Interesting, that when my pool was build, I was encouraged to pay a few hundred extra to get the 28ML sidewalls, now the builder says 20ML is all you need.
I would love to hear from anyone that has replaced their liner in the past few years and see photos if available of what they selected.
Here is a photo of my pool's existing liner.