The following 3 rules will help you to choose the best pool liner to replace your old pool liner in 2016 regardless of where you live.
Thickness Matters. But Not As Much As Vinyl Quality
Pool liners come in thick and thin versions. Thick versions of pool liners are 27 or 30 mil thick. Thin versions are 20 mil thick. Thick liners last about one year longer than thin liners (not that big of a difference over a ten to fifteen period of time). But pool liners made out of low quality vinyl may only last three to five years before shredding above the water liner. So how do you know if you are purchasing a pool liner made from high quality vinyl? Ask the company you are hiring if they use vinyl originating in China. Chinese vinyl is usually significantly lower in quality than American or Canadian vinyl. Lazy Day Pools commits in writing to using only American or Canadian vinyl. There are many pool companies from coast to coast that do the same. These are the companies from whom you should get your free quotes to compare pricing.
Experienced Pool Liner Installation Crews Only
The average pool company installs less than 5 pool liners per year. The problem with this is that a crew must install 50 or 60 pool liners before they start to get good at the installation process. Installing pool liners correctly is not easy. Lazy Day installation crews have installed thousands of pool liners over the years. In most markets one or two pool liner installation companies will stand out from the crowd. Exercise due diligence in locating those few pool companies who install at least 100 pool liners per year. Setting the experience bar high will give you a much better chance of a quality installation. A low quality installation can reduce pool liner longevity more than any other single factor.
Economics Apply to Pool Liners Just Like Everything Else
You get what you pay for. This statement of fact applies to pool liners as well. Many pool owners get three bids and choose the lowest price. They then wonder why their pool liner fails after only two or three years. Spend the extra one or two hundred dollars on your pool liner in order to get a good liner AND a good installation. It will be the best money you have ever spent.