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Thread: Replacing liner: regular vs. expandable

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    Question Replacing liner: regular vs. expandable

    I have a 28'x48" doughboy with a 12" dished out center. The 18 year old liner finally gave out over this winter, and we will be replacing it ourselves. My question is: can I use a regular liner vs. expandable, since the dish out is only 12" deep? Anyone with experience or knowledge regarding this? Thanks!
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    Re: Replacing liner: regular vs. expandable

    I'd get the expandable to be on the safe side.
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    Re: Replacing liner: regular vs. expandable

    expandable for sure. 18 years, huh? Id say you got your monies worth out of that liner!
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    Re: Replacing liner: regular vs. expandable

    I thought there was another thread that said a regular was fine for a normally "dished" pool? No idea where, and I have no idea what you need ... so, sorry for being no help

    This is the thread I was thinking of ... although that only sounded like a 4" difference:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...iner-questions
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    Re: Replacing liner: regular vs. expandable

    I'm thinking a 12" dished center will need more material just in case. They can trim the overlap and keep it for patches.
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