I'm strongly considering having new liner installed in my pool. The current one is only about five(?) years old, but I am unhappy with both the quality of the liner and the installation. The pattern on the bottom is worn off in spots and fading badly in others. It looks like it is 20 years old. The installer left wrinkles in several spots and there was a tear around one of the return nozzles that I didn't find for a year. I was out of town when the work was done and my wife didn't watch what was going on and even paid the guy for some additional work that he never did. If that was not bad enough I paid for a 27 mil liner, but he installed a 20. I only found that out when I went to the pool store where he bought the liner trying to track him down. He left town owing the pool store several thousand dollars for liners he replaced but didn't pay for. This happened after hurricane Katrina - a lot of fraud occurs in the aftermath of a catastrophic hurricane.
When this liner is replaced it will be the fourth time. The last three were replaced as a result of hurricane damage (trees and parts of roofs landing in the pool). I have not been well pleased with any of them. The patterns seem to start fading out after about a year. All of them have started to pull away from the top in a few spots around the perimeter after about a year. This time I would like have a good high quality liner that will last and keep it's looks for more than a year.
Any recommendations on brands, types, what to look for, or what not to buy?