What is the difference between a beaded liner and an overlap liner?

The difference between a “beaded” style liner, and an “overlap” style liner is the way the liner is held in place at the top of the swimming pool. Beaded aboveground pool liners have a very small groove or lip at the top edge of the liner.

The beaded pool line can be changed to an overlap pool liner. All you need to do is just add coping on the top of the pool liner and then the bead receiver. On the other hand, you can also change from an overlap pool liner to a beaded pool liner, by just adding the bead receiver to the swimming pool.

Furthermore, what does a Unibead liner look like? Unibead or J-Hook Liners J-hook liners have a thick piece of vinyl at the top that’s shaped like a “U”. It is designed to attach or hook to the top of the wall so the rest of the liner hangs down and covers the inside of the pool. Unibead is short for universal bead.

Just so, what is an overlap pool liner?

Overlap Pool Liners They have additional material so that they can overlap the wall and be held down with coping strips. Overlap liners are the liners that you can see from the outside of the pool near the top.

What is the difference between AJ hook liner and a beaded liner?

UNIBEAD POOL LINERS This type of liner bead looks like a hook (or an upside-down ¨J¨) which slides over the pool wall. The Jhook hangs the liner over the wall, instead of using a track. J-Hook, or Unibead pool liners allow more pool liner style choices, and also allow you to do away with liner coping strips.

Is a thicker pool liner better?

The thicker a liner is, the higher the cost tends to be. Thicker liners offer a little added puncture/tear protection. Thinner liners have greater elasticity and can therefore provider a better fit in many cases. Thicker liners are more challenging to install properly.

Is 25 gauge pool liner good?

A 20 gauge vinyl swimming pool liner is thinner than a 25 gauge liner. If you have an above-ground or in-ground swimming pool that sees heavy use it’s often better to go with a thicker vinyl pool liner. Both 20 gauge and 25 gauge vinyl pool liners are typically made with double-weld seams to enhance durability.

What is an EZ Bead pool liner?

EZ-Bead. The EZ-Bead bead type is two beads in one; it can be used as either a standard bead that fastens into a bead receiver on the pool wall or as a J-hook used ‘as it is’ – hanging on the pool wall. There is no need to modify the bead to utilize either of these installation methods.

What pool liner is best?

Here are the best above ground pool liners you can buy: Best overall: SmartLine Waves of Poseidon 24 Ft. Round Liner. Best 24 ft pool liner: SmartLine Antilles Dolphin 24 Ft. Best SmartLine pool liner: SmartLine Stone Harbor 12 Ft. by 24 Ft. Best Swimline pool liner: In The Swim 24 Ft. Round Overlap.

Which is better 20 gauge or 25 gauge pool liner?

25 units – A 25 Gauge liner is 0.0223 inches thick. A 25 MIL liner is 0.0250 inches thick or approximately 12% thicker than a 20 Gauge liner. By comparison a dime is 0.0490 inches thick or just under twice the thickness of a 25 MIL liner.

Does pool liner thickness matter?

Does Vinyl Liner Thickness Matter? In short, yes. The thicker the vinyl liner, the longer it can typically be expected to last. Vinyl liners come in a variety of thicknesses, usually 20, 27, 28, or 30 mils thick.

How much overlap should be on a pool liner?

It should overlap about 2 inches if you wall is 52 inches and about 6 inches if your pool wall is 48 inches. Put a pool coping strip on the wall to secure that piece into position. You may also wish to use duct tape on the outside of the pool wall every few inches to hold the liner securely in place.

How does an overlap pool liner work?

An overlap liner is installed by overlapping it over the pool wall and placing coping strips over the liner and the wall to hold it in place. If you are replacing an old liner, remove the top track stabilizers prior to overlapping the liner on the wall.

How do you know if your pool liner is bad?

If your liner is fading, especially above the waterline, this is an indication that the liner is failing. Eventually the liner will tear in these areas and often this will happen suddenly when adding water to the pool or trying to stretch the liner back into the coping track if it has slipped out.

Does it have to be warm to install a pool liner?

The liner will not be able to stretch the way it needs to do. If the temperature is above 60 degrees than it is perfectly fine to replace the liner. Temperatures above 90 degrees will be difficult because liner will want to expand more than necessary.

How do I know what kind of pool liner I need?

Most pools have a 6-8″ shelf at the top of the pool wall that might be fragile. Once you have exposed the top rail/coping then you’ll need to take a look at how the liner is attached to the pool wall. The way it is attached will determine whether you have an overlap, beaded or U/J bead liner.

How do you install an overlap pool liner?

Begin at the wall seam of your above ground pool, remove 3 (or so) top rails, copings, and the remaining section of the old swimming pool liner. Install the new overlap pool liner by securing it with the old (or new) coping, or a clothespin. This will hold the overlap pool liner in place.

What are coping strips?

Coping Strips are a must. Throw out those old, worn out coping strips and replace them with new ones. These plastic, non-corrosive clips hold your liner in place on the pool wall before re-installing the top rail. Brand new coping strips will help ensure a firm, proper liner installation. Each strip 24 in.