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    Time to replace the liner...questions....

    I've read that the thickness of the liner doesn't matter. Is that true?
    I was planning to buy a thicker liner but it's a 10% up charge from 20 mils to 27 mils.
    My pool is L-shaped. 42 x 24 x 16. I was quoted $3200 for a 20 mil liner (installed). Does that seem about right?

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    Richard
    42X16X24 True-L vinyl lined IG pool
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    Re: Time to replace the liner...questions....

    That seems about right price. And yes I always tell me customers there's no diff between the liners. Whatever will poke through a 20mil will go through a 27mil. (This is what the sales reps tell me as well) Just harder to install. They are there cause there is always that customer that wants the thicker liner for the "extra protection"
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    Re: Time to replace the liner...questions....

    yup. What pokes a hole in 20 will poke a hole in 27. Would just like to add what my PB told me.. not saying its true, but what I was told and Im no expert on the subject. My PB told me that other than puncture, the liner are subject to separate at the liner bead due to the weight of the water and thicker liner can withstand that tug much better . This is why there are liners that are for example 27/20. Normal bottom, thicker walls
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    Re: Time to replace the liner...questions....

    Punctures aren't my primary concern. Do the thicker liners hold up to UV any better? My liner bleached out in one corner very early in its life and has now torn above the water line twice (both on the bleached out area). Any way to protect against this?
    42X16X24 True-L vinyl lined IG pool
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    Pool Pilot Digital SWG
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    Re: Time to replace the liner...questions....

    Divindave With my manufactures it's actually the other way around 27 floors 20 walls.
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    Re: Time to replace the liner...questions....

    Thicker liner may help with the uv a little. But it will still happen until they come up with a liner that uv won't hurt. That's the downside of the liners.
    Jacob Zaluski, Owner
    True Blue Pools LLC. Lexington, KY
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