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Which pool liner thickness should you choose?

Oftentimes people ask us which liner material is “better:” the 20 mil or the 27 mil?

In reality, there is no “better” liner.  The most important choice is not the thickness of the material, but the liner pattern that you choose.

Choose the vinyl liner pattern that you like the best.  If it comes in 27 mil at no extra charge, take it, but don’t pay extra for it.  You shouldn’t pass on your first pattern choice just to get the thicker material.  In our opinion, there is no meaningful advantage to thicker material.  There is no difference in wear, durability, longevity or warranty.

Liners fail for two reasons.  The ink fades or the material dry rots above the waterline.  Thicker material solves neither of these problems.

Most importantly, choose a vinyl liner pattern that speaks to you.  You are going to be looking at that pattern in your backyard for at least the next seven years.  Ultimately, the pattern you choose should outweigh the thickness of your liner material.  It is what you think looks the best that matters.

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Here at McEwen Industries, we are always searching for new ways to educate our dealers and consumers about issues in the inground pool liner industry.  We have developed this blog as an interactive forum between our company, our dealers, and current and prospective pool owners – a place to discover and discuss hints and tips regarding inground pool liners.

McEwen Industries supplies quality pool products to professionals in the swimming pool industry.  While we love working with swimming pool dealers, we look forward to sharing our pool liner knowledge to those not in the industry.  Within this blog, we will concentrate on the homeowners looking to purchase a vinyl pool liner or homeowners looking for tips to maintain or replace their current pool liner.  We take pride in our extensive swimming pool knowledge and expertise, and we want you to be in the know as well.

Please stop by from time to time to check out our latest post.  We will continually update our blog and keep it swimming with an abundance of useful information.  We appreciate your interest in inground pool liners and look forward to keeping you updated.

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