Wilkes ® Bead
Wilkes ® style bead is similar to J-Bead in concept, but much smaller and was designed specifically to install with / slip onto liner bead coping track of Wilkes ® brand Inground Pool.
Esther Williams ® Bead
Esther Williams ® style bead, also referred to as ‘Tab Bead’ or ‘E/W Bead’ is similar to standard bead in concept, but with a slightly thicker bead head and unique rounded top to the bead head. Esther Williams ® bead was designed specifically to install into the liner bead coping track of an Esther Williams ® inground pool, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Esther Williams ® bead is inserted ‘vertically’ into the Esther Williams ® liner bead coping track, where typically most standard bead applications are inserted ‘horizontally’ into the liner bead coping track.
Dauphine® style bead, similar in many ways to Wilkes® Bead in concept, but with a thicker bead head and unique protrusion at the end of the bead head. Dauphine® bead was designed and marketed primarily in Quebec, Canada, and on a very limited basis in the midwestern and northeastern U.S. Dauphine® bead designed specifically to install into the liner bead coping track of a Dauphine® inground pool which come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Dauphine® pools are no longer commercially available but there are still pools that require replacement liners with Dauphine® bead. Dauphine® bead is available from a limited number of liner manufacturers and it is recommended that you call or email Pool Fits, before ordering, if you pool liner requires Dauphine®
Sure-Fit® style bead is was designed and by Latham Pool Products specifically to install below the waterline of the pool and to attach to a very specific type of coping called True Tile®. True Tile® pools and Sure-Fit® liners are very rare, but easily identified in two ways:
- Your pool has a PVC style coping that secures real Ceramic Tiles around the perimeter of your pool
- The liner has no tile patter at the top perimeter, and it is secured to the coping below the waterline.
If your pool has a Sure-Fit® style bead or a True Tile® coping it is recommended that you call or email Pool Fits, before ordering. Sure-Fit® Bead liner installations are challenging, require specific special replacement parts and Sure-Fit® Bead is available only on Latham Pool Products manufactured liners.