Can I use a standard liner in a dished out pool?

PSC Ep. 51: Can I use a standard liner in a dish-bottom pool?

In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:

  • Can a regular (non-expandable) liner be installed in a dish-bottom pool?

Can I use a standard liner on a pool that’s dished out 12″ at the center or do I need an expandable liner?

Well first off, I’ll explain the difference between a standard liner and an expandable liner. The standard liner is designed for flat bottom pools and the expandable liner is designed for pools that have a deep end.

A dished out pool means that the bottom is not flat. It slopes down towards the center. A standard liner has enough elasticity to work in a pool that’s dished out to 12”. Anything deeper would require an expandable liner.

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