16 X 28 Doughboy Pool Liner
by Kelly Babbit
(Yukon Oklahoma )
I have a 16' x 28' oval /deep end Doughboy pool. It's a long story but bottom line is, the Pool Guy says we have to have the exact same size liner as the pool measurements - which is fine except it's not a standard size pool and all I can find is a 16' X 32'.
I was thinking logic dictates that the liner would need to be a little bigger because it needs to stretch. The pool guy says I am wrong and wants 900 for a new liner BEFORE install. Is he right?
Doughboy made a 16' x 24' a 16' x 28' and a 16' x 32'. The 16' x 28' was a special order in my area but they were still available. The other two were always in stock and so were the liners. Since 16' x 28' is a Doughboy size any Doughboy dealer should be able to order one for you. For an expandable Doughboy liner 900 sounds a little steep but maybe not that much, they are expensive. There are a few places, other than Doughboy dealers, that sell 16' wide oval liners but not too many since they are only a Doughboy size and the 15' wide pools are much more common.
As far as using any other size liner in your pool, don't. They will not fit. A larger liner will be so baggy and full of wrinkles, you would not be able to enjoy it.