Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Liners: 20mil vs. 27mil

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    West Tennessee

    Liners: 20mil vs. 27mil

    Are there benefits to either liner thickness over the other? Royal doesn't offer a 27mil without a border. I really don't want a border on our liner, which means that I need to select a 20mil. If the 27mil is a better product than I will sacrifice and get one with a border. I'd love to hear your opinions/experience.

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    near the swamp

    Re: Liners: 20mil vs. 27mil

    if something pokes through the 20mil, it'll more thank likely poke through a 27mil

    also the thick liners can sometimes be a PITA to fit into a corner, or over stairs and the like

  3. Back To Top    #3
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Liners: 20mil vs. 27mil

    Some installer recommend thicker material on the walls and thiner on the floor. However, it really doesn't seem to make all that much difference other than installing the heavier material is a little more work.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    NW Ohio

    Re: Liners: 20mil vs. 27mil

    basically what will puncture the 20 mil will puncture the 27mil...
    and if the 27 mill last a few yrs longer, your probably just gonna have a faded liner for those extra few yrs....

    If they are same price, and someone else is installing it then go with the 27....
    Else probably just get the 20mil....
    Thats what I put in last yr in my DIY, and pool owner put it basically just like that to me and makes sense.
    18x37 Vinyl Grecian (24k gals) 8' Inter fab(la mesa) Diving board w/ waterfall & Led, Pentair Laminars & Intellibrite 5g

    Star Rite System 3 Cartridge Filter, IntelliPro 3HP Variable Spd Pump, Max E Therm 400k BTU,
    Pentair Easy Touch 8 & actuators,...Now looking to BBB

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts