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    Pool liner replacement question

    Hello,

    We need to replace our pool liner. I received quotes from a few companies and they are all quoting Garret, Loop Loc etc. liners. I asked whether they would use In The Swim or other online company's liners and was told no, they aren't reliable, quality is bad, etc. I don't understand why that is given that all manufacturers likely get their vinyl from the same places and offer similar warranties. Please let me know if I'm incorrect. Is it worth paying an extra $500 to go with the liners pool company recommends? Thank you.

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    30k gal, half AG and half IG vinyl, unknown pump, 3 x 110 sqft cartridge filter, chlorinator (will discontinue), 1 skimmer, 2 returns, 1 main drain. In MD.

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    Re: Pool liner replacement question

    Often It seems they will only sell the liner brands they are a reseller/certified to install for.

    Going on that you would have to find a company that sells the liner brand you want.

    For my liner replacement, I had to go with Plastimayd. The only pool shop in town I trust
    carries that brand exclusively. Plastimayd was one of the first companies to do in ground liners so I was fine with that.

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    Re: Pool liner replacement question

    Thank you, borjis! I am trying to find someone who can help me out. The pool liners from In The Swim are GLI 20ml value liners are incredibly cheap compared to the other companies. From quotes I've received, between $500-$1500 cheaper overall!
    30k gal, half AG and half IG vinyl, unknown pump, 3 x 110 sqft cartridge filter, chlorinator (will discontinue), 1 skimmer, 2 returns, 1 main drain. In MD.

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    Re: Pool liner replacement question

    A cheap liner is usually just that. Sometimes you will get a good one but more often than not they don't seem to last as well
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    Re: Pool liner replacement question

    I think I paid somewhere around 1,500-2000 for the Plastimayd and those are considered high quality.
    Measuring and installation was an additional expense. But my pool is less than half the gallonage as yours.
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
    Dolphin E10 Cleaning Robot.

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    Re: Pool liner replacement question

    We need to replace our pool liner. I received quotes from a few companies and they are all quoting Garret, Loop Loc etc. liners. I asked whether they would use In The Swim or other online company's liners and was told no, they aren't reliable, quality is bad, etc. I don't understand why that is given that all manufacturers likely get their vinyl from the same places and offer similar warranties. Please let me know if I'm incorrect. Is it worth paying an extra $500 to go with the liners pool company recommends? Thank you.
    Are they quoting you the price *installed* or just the liner cost?

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    Re: Pool liner replacement question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwell View Post
    Hello,

    We need to replace our pool liner. I received quotes from a few companies and they are all quoting Garret, Loop Loc etc. liners. I asked whether they would use In The Swim or other online company's liners and was told no, they aren't reliable, quality is bad, etc. I don't understand why that is given that all manufacturers likely get their vinyl from the same places and offer similar warranties. Please let me know if I'm incorrect. Is it worth paying an extra $500 to go with the liners pool company recommends? Thank you.

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    Absolutely- having a manufacturer in the installers corner, is extremely valuable to the dealer & pool owner.




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