New Liner Advice

Undrwtr1

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May 16, 2011
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#1
My liner is on its 13th season and is ready for replacement. It is not leaking, but is VERY discolored and appears beginning to shrink up a bit and has popped the bead a bit more than previously. I just had to pay to have a bead put in the track because I gave up after several hours of effort with hot water, etc. :grrrr: I have the original dimensions and schematics from when the pool was built, and I was looking for advice on a replacement liner. The original liner was produced by Vyn-All.

Here are my questions:
- Can I do this myself or is it really not worth it?
- What gauge vinyl should I get for the floors/walls to ensure longevity?
- Should I ask for liner-lock around the entire perimeter?
- Would I be better off going with a solid color because all designs seem to fade anyway?
- Any recommended manufacturers? Manufacturers to avoid?

Pool is foam covered concrete walls, concrete steps, lazy-L shape with radius corners and some sort of sand/concrete mix troweled all over the rest of the floor.

Any input is MUCH appreciated. Thanks! :goodjob:

Gerry
 

duraleigh

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Can I do this myself or is it really not worth it?
- What gauge vinyl should I get for the floors/walls to ensure longevity?
- Should I ask for liner-lock around the entire perimeter?
- Would I be better off going with a solid color because all designs seem to fade anyway?
- Any recommended manufacturers? Manufacturers to avoid?

1. 3-4 guys and it can be DIY....it's easier on a smaller pool and darn hard on a really big pool....yours is in between

2. Guage seems to have little to do with longevity...rather good imprinting and good installation techniques.

3. I don't know what liner-lock is

4. I think it is the quality of the imprint and the inks used rather than any particular design

5. Sorry, I am unable to help with manufacturers.