We recently had a homeowner ask us the following question: If given the model number, can you match a pool liner pattern to a Foxx pool?
This is a great question. We do have standard drawings for Foxx brand pools and we make them every day. We cannot use the model number, but we can use the drawing number if you have that. Give us whatever information you have, and we will be happy to locate a drawing if we can.
In the same way, we actually have hundreds of drawings for pools by most manufacturers dating all the way back to the 1960s. The problem is, how do you know if your pool was built to the plan? This is especially true with Kidneys, Lazy Ells and Freeform shapes. The length and width may match, but what about the size of the radius turns? Even on a rectangle pool, you have to check diagonals to make sure that the pool was built square.
Another problem is that years ago, we made liners by hand, and dealers would routinely over dig the pool to make the liner fit tighter. Today, with auto-cad technology, we make liners with very little “shrink” factor. Even if a stock liner fit years ago, that does not necessarily mean that it will fit today.
We often tell our dealers that the fastest way to lose a few thousand dollars is to order a liner per an original drawing without taking your own measurements. This often entails using the AB method to triangulate the perimeter.
The original drawing can be a good reference tool, but don’t order by it. If you do, you may be looking at liner wrinkles in your backyard for the next seven years. Always pay your local pool professional his fee to measure your pool and be responsible for getting you a liner that fits properly.