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    New Liner Advice

    My liner is on its 13th season and is ready for replacement. It is not leaking, but is VERY discolored and appears beginning to shrink up a bit and has popped the bead a bit more than previously. I just had to pay to have a bead put in the track because I gave up after several hours of effort with hot water, etc. I have the original dimensions and schematics from when the pool was built, and I was looking for advice on a replacement liner. The original liner was produced by Vyn-All.

    Here are my questions:
    - Can I do this myself or is it really not worth it?
    - What gauge vinyl should I get for the floors/walls to ensure longevity?
    - Should I ask for liner-lock around the entire perimeter?
    - Would I be better off going with a solid color because all designs seem to fade anyway?
    - Any recommended manufacturers? Manufacturers to avoid?

    Pool is foam covered concrete walls, concrete steps, lazy-L shape with radius corners and some sort of sand/concrete mix troweled all over the rest of the floor.

    Any input is MUCH appreciated. Thanks!

    Gerry
    Pool: 25,000 gal.(appx.)/IG/Vinyl/DE
    1.5 HP superpump / Filter Flow Rate - 72gpm (as per spec.)
    Hayward 300,000 BTU natural gas heater / Polaris 380
    Long Island, NY

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    Re: New Liner Advice

    Can I do this myself or is it really not worth it?
    - What gauge vinyl should I get for the floors/walls to ensure longevity?
    - Should I ask for liner-lock around the entire perimeter?
    - Would I be better off going with a solid color because all designs seem to fade anyway?
    - Any recommended manufacturers? Manufacturers to avoid?

    1. 3-4 guys and it can be DIY....it's easier on a smaller pool and darn hard on a really big pool....yours is in between

    2. Guage seems to have little to do with longevity...rather good imprinting and good installation techniques.

    3. I don't know what liner-lock is

    4. I think it is the quality of the imprint and the inks used rather than any particular design

    5. Sorry, I am unable to help with manufacturers.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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