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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Everyone likes to say that the have the best swimming pool products at the lowest prices, but to actually have both is fairly unusual. Usually, quality is not cheap, and cheap doesn't offer much quality. Now that the economy has gone global, most products that are made in the USA cost more, because our factories have to go by higher standards than most of the rest of the world. Partly due to labor laws and environmental standards, it costs more to make American products. That's why you can no longer buy an American made television, and a lot of other things that were the best in the world. But you can still buy American made pool liners and safety covers, and we do - straight from the best manufacturers in the world.
Made in Hauppauge, New York, Loop-Loc swimming pool safety covers are the standard by which all swimming pool safety covers are measured, and none quite measures up. But, then, they had a pretty good running start, back in 1978 ( Loop-Loc invented the modern pool safety cover.) If you are in a foot race, it helps if you start running long before the competitor gets to the starting blocks. But you have to keep running, and Loop-Loc has! A pool person can spot a Loop-Loc at a glance. They are that much better. Many other companies now manufacture similar covers, but they really don't measure up. This became a problem, when, in the early 1990's, Loop-Loc's name became synonymous with pool safety covers. So many inferior brands were sold, presented as "loop lock" that Loop-Loc began sewing their name into every strap on their cover. Some of the other companies followed suit, To make their brand seem as prestigious as Loop-Loc. That is not to say that there aren't other good brands out there, they just aren't as good as Loop-Loc.
"The quality of the cover you make today can save a life tomorrow."
Fortunately, we are able to purchase directly from the factory, so we get them at a lower price, without having to worry about whether a "middleman" ordered them correctly. We also get them a little more quickly, because we can finalize the order the day we take the measurements.
We do have other brands that we can buy directly from the factories, most cost less, but as far as I am concerned, the amount of money you can save doesn't offset the quality of Loop-Loc.
GLI - We get our GLI liners directly from the factory, so we know where they come from. GLI liners are made in Youngstown, Ohio. Among the selectons, we have 8 very popular patterns from GLI that are 28 mil for the same price as 20 mil. We call these the Signature Plus series. GLI makes top quality liners, mostly in more traditional patterns. I have thus far ever had 1 defective seam. GLI handled it much better than I expected. I sent them a photo of the defect, and within 24 hours, my replacement had shipped, with no hassle whatsoever. I have also found that the print on their liners doesn't seem to degrade as quickly as many other brand liners. The quality, customer care, and the way they handled the warranty has assured them a place among my chosen brands.
I've been installing Plastimayd liners since 1985. Most of the liners we get from Plastimayd are made in their Bossier City, Louisiana plant, so we get them pretty fast. The last time I can remember having a bad seam on a Plastimayd liner was more than 25 years ago! Last year, they were bought by a huge company called Latham International, who's claim to fame in recent years has been what they call UltraSeam. These seams are less visible, and supposedly stronger, but there was nothing wrong with Plastimayd's seams to begin with. Nonetheless, all Plastimayd liners will now feature Latham's seams. Their heavier liners are now rated as 27 mil, rather than 28, because the materials are now Latham materials. There have been a few bumps in the road, but, all in all, the quality is good, but I do miss the days when I would call the factory, and the person on the other end knew who I was. Now, it seems more like I am calling the cell phone provider. But what really matters is the end result - that they make a quality product for my customers in a timely manner.
Both Latham and GLI own companies that make pool covers, and offer discounts if you buy both at the same time. But, as far as covers go, As I said before, none of their covers stand up to the quality of Loop-Loc safety covers.
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