We have a pool that is up. We need to replace the liner, how do we lay out the new liner?
Thank you, Tina
Hi Tina. I would do it like the illustrations on these pages. They show a pool liner being stretched into a pool over the pool framework. This is how I would normally install an overlap vinyl liner into an above ground pool.
This is the beginning of a liner installation. The liner is first opened up wide to soak up some sun shine. Then it is folded into the shape in the photo. This is what the two of us lift into the pool and begin stretching it over the top rails.
We are having to replace our pool liner due to the sand moving and getting divets under the liner causing the liner to get holes in it. What can we use to keep the sand from moving after we smooth it out?
Most of the time the second liner will stay much smoother than the first. The sand will have had a chance to pack down under the weight of all the water. I would smooth it out with a push broom and then install the liner from outside the pool, therefore not creating footprints as you are installing it. Our liner installation pages show this method of installation.
Hi there, I have a new 24’ AGP and just read your reply to Jo (Pool Seams not Even). I also have that problem when I installed my liner. To get all the wrinkles out I used the shop vac and lots of time and effort and in the end, the bottom seem is 6” up the wall above the cove in about 1/4 of the pool circumference- leaving lots of overlap there. . I know my base rails are exactly 24’ diameter and round. It almost seems that the liner is not the right size from PTL. Does the seam not have to be on the floor of the pool as your reply to Jo indicated that getting the wrinkles out is more important - I worry about stress on the seam? Thank you.
Hi You will be fine, getting the bottom smooth is far more important than where the seam ends up.