Oval Pool Beaded Liner Installation

by Jon
(Summit, MS)

Large Wrinkles In Beaded Liner

Large Wrinkles In Beaded Liner

So after the 4th try I finally installed the liner on my 21' X 41' oval AGP. We got all the wrinkles out of the floor and ended up with large wrinkles running vertical on the wall.

After slowly filling and trying to adjust, a few days into this the vertical wrinkles ended up horizontal on the wall. I am lost as to what to do. I have included some pictures to help explain.

Thanks in advance, Jon

Hi Jon.

I would give it one more try. By draining the pool again, and letting it sit in the sun a day, it might shrink a little and fit a lot better.

Be sure to start with bottom seams in the proper place. You probably have two center seams running from end to end across the bottom of the liner. These should probably fall directly below the outside of the two center uprights at one end of the pool. If this is a Doughboy liner in a Doughboy pool that's how it will be. If not, your seams may be different and your end rails may be different. But you get the idea, center the liner using the bottom seams.

You will start putting it into the groove directly above one of the perfectly centered bottom seams. When you get to the other end, the seam should be in the same spot. If it's not, this is a good time to make an adjustment. You can go back and bunch the bead up a little, or pull it a little tighter, whatever it takes. Getting the first half set correctly gives you a better chance of reaching the other end with just the right amount of liner.

If you get all the way around the pool and have way too much liner it's not OK to bunch it all up a section covering the last third of the pool. This excess should be bunched evenly over the entire pool. Not having the liner properly centered is the reason for wrinkles that run at an angle from bottom to top.

Wrinkles that are straight up and down are usually caused by to much bunching of the liner in one area. However tight or loose the liner is it needs to be the same all the way around.

The horizontal wrinkles are the worst because they are caused by having too much liner. That's why draining the liner and letting it sit in the sun a day might help. Another thing that might help is to use the vacuum method to suck out any air behind the liner.

This method is explained on this page.

Beaded Liner Installation

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