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Thread: New Liner? Do I have to?

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    New Liner? Do I have to?

    I recently purchased a used 18' x 33' AGP. 3 out of 4 people I speak with say I MUST purchase a NEW liner to re-install the pool. Is this true. The line that is with it seems perfectly fine but I'm hearing that it cannot stretch back to its previous form and certainly not to a new form with tearing. Can anyone verify this for me? Thanks.

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    Jul 2007
    Northern NJ

    Re: New Liner? Do I have to?

    The 3 of the 4 would be correct. That is one of the reasons you should not completely drain a vinyl liner pool. It probably will not stretch back to the size it needs to. The liner becomes less pliable if it dries out.

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    Aug 2007
    Covington, Georgia

    Re: New Liner? Do I have to?

    I agree with Heatmisr. Once youve let a vinyl liner dry out it becomes unusable. We had our liner replaced this year because of a leak and the old one sat in the backyard by the pool for a few weeks until I could dispose of it and I was amazed at how brittle it became.

    Food for thought .... we bought our liner online and it was $200.00 cheaper than what our local pool store was selling it for, so if you have time look around!

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    Apr 2007
    Wyoming, Michigan

    Re: New Liner? Do I have to?

    I recently bought a new liner. I did a lot of searching, and I couldn't find anyone that could beat the price of when factoring in shipping, handling, etc. I also noticed that almost everyone on the web seems to be reselling the same two brands (unless you want something really fancy). FWIW.


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