Pool Liner Sidewalls

Is it ok to put chlorine tablets in my skimmer instead of using a chlorine feeder?

The answer is yes, many people do just that, but you can get in trouble if you don’t run your pump runs 24 hours a day.  We would not recommend putting tablets in your skimmer if you operate your pool on a timer and you can also get in trouble if the power goes off.

The chlorine tablets are concentrated and they have a very low ph.  When your pump is running, the water going through your skimmer is constantly eroding the tablet, adding chlorine to the water which quickly makes its way through your filter system and into your pool.

If the pump goes off, now that tablet is sitting in just a few gallons of water and the chlorine level rises and ph drops. Now you have a skimmer full of highly chlorinated/acidic water and when it sloshes out of the skimmer and back into the pool with the regular movement of the water in your pool, that caustic water runs right down the face of the wall and can burn your liner as shown in the photos below.  This will damage and permanently discolor your liner.

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What will that liner pattern look like in my pool?

We often get asked the question “What will that liner pattern look like in my pool?” Well, now you can see all of our in-ground liner patterns installed in actual pools.  Just go to our website and click on any pattern.

Morrison pattern installed

Morrison pattern installed

Solid color pool liner walls between the tile and floor

When homeowners visit our website, www.mcewenindustries.com, they often wonder if the liner pattern pictures they are viewing are true to life of the actual vinyl material.

All of our liners today have the floor pattern coming all the way up the sidewall to the bottom of the tile.  When you look at the pictures of our patterns on our website or on our pattern chart, that’s exactly what you will see in the pool.  Homeowners who purchased liners from McEwen Industries several years back may have purchased a pattern that had a solid blue or white sidewall in between the floor and the tile border.

Today, all of those patterns that had the solid color sidewall have been discontinued in response to consumer preference.  As we started offering more and more patterns with the floor pattern coming up to the tile, the solid color sidewall patterns just dropped in popularity.

Another reason the solid color sidewall patterns were discontinued was that the solid sidewall would sometimes get stretched onto the floor during installation, resulting in a messy appearance.  With the floor pattern coming all the way up to the tile, that’s no longer a concern.

Visit our website and check out our liner patterns – what you see is what you get.

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