Beaded Liner Change Advice

by Jason
(Georgia)

Hello. I have a 27' round above ground swimming pool with a beaded liner. I am going to be replacing it this weekend and sure could use your advice.

I have bought peel and stick pool foam cove, gorilla pad and wall foam. I took out my old liner and also took out the sand pool cove that was built up for the foam cove to lay. I have got the whole base smooth and tamped. What do I do next?

One of my questions is , if I just put down the foam cove and don't bring sand up 2in on foam cove is that ok? Also, if I do need to add sand up pool foam cove can it be added on top of gorilla pad being pool cove foam sits on top of gorilla pad? Thank you so much in advance. I'm just not sure of the exact do's and don'ts being I'm using this foam.



Hi Jason It sounds like you are going all out on this liner change. I would not use any sand over top of the pad, it is not needed. Just install the cove over the pad and use plenty of tape to secure everything. Hopefully you will have some warm weather this weekend and you can get it all done.

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Beaded Pool Liner Advice

by Jason
(South Georgia)

Hi. Thank you for the good advice the other day. So I installed my new beaded liner today, we folded the pool wall of the liner down so we could get the seam right all the way around. We put the liner in N,S,E, and W and so on into the bead receiver, it looked good the best we could tell. We started adding water with vac hooked up and pushing out wrinkles from the inside to pool wall. In opposite sides of pool there are wrinkles up where the border is and the pool floor is perfect. The wrinkles going up wall looked curved like the liner is not aligned right. I have one inch of water in. Will the liner work itself out? Does an above ground beaded liner have to be turned and adjusted just right, it was hard to tell. Thanks so much for the advice.



Hi Jason Sometimes a liner does need turned and adjusted. If you have wrinkles going straight up and down the walls it's usually a matter of too much liner and there is nothing you can do about it. If the wrinkles are at an angle adjusting the liner should fix them.

Once the vac pulls the liner tight against the wall that is what you will wind up with, adding water won't change it. It's best to make your adjustments before adding any more water.

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