E-Z Clip & Overlap Liners

The Truth About Doughboy Liners

 

 

Premium Doughboy liners are heavier than most in-ground liners sold today. There are 3 major reasons to purchase a Doughboy liner over a low-cost commodity liner:

 

1. Liner Thickness

 

  • Doughboy liners are typically 40%-80% heavier in both weight and thickness.

  • Doughboy liners have the same weight and thickness on both the sidewall and the bottom. Commodity liners typically have thicker, heavier sidewall than bottoms. Commodity liner manufacturers do this to reduce the price of the liner, but only advertise the sidewall thickness which can be misleading.

  • Doughboy liners are manufactured with heavier vinyl material and will last 50% to 90% longer than commodity liners.

  • Doughboy liners protect the sidewall and bottom of the liner from tears, rips, punctures, and holes caused by foreign objects in the soil, objects on clothing, windblown objects, lawn care debris, and entry system (ladders & step) contact on the bottoms and sidewalls.

 

2. Raw Material Make-Up

 

  • There are 3 major ingredients in the chemical makeup of a vinyl liner:

    1. PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) is the main building block that goes into creating vinyl liners. PVC makes up 50%-60% of the total raw ingredients.

    2. Plasticizer (petroleum-based oil) is another key ingredient that makes up 35%-40% of the total raw ingredients. This ingredient determines the flexibility of the liner and increases its chemical resistance and life span.

    3. Inert Materials (calcium carbonate – a.k.a. clay) and Stabilizers make up 11%-30% of the total raw material ingredients.

  • Doughboy liners have increased levels of plasticizer and low levels of calcium carbonate. Typically raw material plasticizer costs are 4-5 times more per pound than calcium carbonate. Doughboy liners, with increased levels of plasticizer, will remain flexible during the life of the liner providing a wrinkle-free installation and minimizing UV fading. Commodity liners use a lower level of plasticizer (to save money) therefore compromising the quality of the liner.

 

3. Liner Life Span:

 

  • When comparing the purchase of Doughboy liners to commodity liners (calculated over the life span of the liner), Doughboy liners usually last 10-15 years. Commodity liners typically last 2-5 years. Both incur the same cost for installation, water and labor.

 

Why buy a Doughboy liner instead of a low-cost commodity liner?

 

  • 40%-80% heavier in both weight and thickness

  • Same weight and thickness on both the sidewall and the bottom

  • Made of a heavier vinyl material and will last 50%-90% longer

  • Protect the sidewall and bottom of the liner from tears, rips, punctures and holes

  • With higher levels of plasticizer, will remain flexible throughout the life of the liner, providing wrinkle-free installation and minimizing UV fading

  • Typically last 10-15 years

Doughboy liners are measured in mil, a true measurement. Don’t be confused by the liner gauge “games” played with most commodity liners. Some will call their liner 20 gauge when they only measure 10 mil.

 

E-Z Clip™ Liners

 

Doughboy’s exclusive E-Z Clip™ liners are designed with a custom liner receiver for bordered liner patterns to match your unique style and home décor.

 

All E-Z Clip™ Liners have a 25 year 3/100 Warranty (The first 3 years of the liner warranty are covered 100% against manufacturer defects, the remainder is pro-rated) as well as a 100% Lifetime Seam Warranty.

 

E-Z Clip™ Styles:

 

Dynasty_Medium

Dynasty 20 Mil 52″/54″ Wall 25 Year Warranty

EveningStar_Medium

Evening Star 20 Mil 48″, 52″/54″ Wall 25 Year Warranty

Majestic_Medium

The Majestic 20 Mil 52″/54″ Wall 25 Year Warranty

Madrid_Medium

Madrid 20 Mil 48″, 52″/54″ Wall 25 Year Warranty

Trinity_Medium

Trinity 20 Mil 52″/54″ Wall 25 Year Warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overlap Liners

 

Doughboy’s overlap liners are available in full-patterned designs, printed bottom liners, or in our standard Solid Blue and are made to fit 48″, 52″ and 54″ sidewalls.

 

Some overlap liners are also available with Doughboy’s exclusive “True” expandable feature. These liners are designed to expand with a smooth Optional Special-Purpose Deep Swimming Area for Underwater Swimming Only. No Jumping.No Diving.

 

All overlap liners have a 20, 25 or 30 year 3/100 Warranty (The first 3 years of the liner warranty are covered 100% against manufacturer defects, the remainder is pro-rated) as well as a 100% Lifetime Seam Warranty.

 

Overlap Styles:

 

SolidLiner_Medium

Solid Light Blue 20/25 Mil 25/35 Year Warranty (EXP)

SolidLiner_UD_Medium

Solid Dark Blue 20/25 Mil 25/35 Year Warranty (UD)

CRystalCreek_Medium

Crystal Creek 25 Mil 30 Year Warranty (EXP)

Harmony_Medium

Harmony 20 Mil 20 Year Warranty (UD)

Seastone_Medium

Sea Stone 25 Mil 30 Year Warranty (EXP)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlueBayou_Medium

Blue Bayou 20 Mil 25 Year Warranty (EXP)

MistyFalls_Medium

Misty Falls 20 Mil (UD) / 20 Mil (EXP) 20 / 25 Year Warranty


 

 

 

Due to ongoing delays from 2020, it's important to order your new pool package or replacement liners before the end of the year.
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