liner. When the liner is delivered (allow 2-3 weeks), we make a full
day of removing and replacing. The pool is drained, the old liner
is cut up and removed to the recycling plant. We then work on the
walls. Joints are taped, rust or irregularities are scraped and sanded.
If the wall is rough, pitted or corroded, we will recommend foaming
the walls to prevent contact with the new liner, as well as provide
a nice soft feel. All of the face plates surrounding the suction and
return ports are removed. The tracking is inspected, and if necessary,
cracked sections may be replaced.
work is the final step before
"dropping" the new liner and setting with a vacuum. If the
floor is sand, we will remove contaminated sand, and replace with new
sand. The floor is hand troweled to
remove any irregularities and achieve design specs for which the liner
was manufactured. Pebbles and sand balls are removed while we back out
of the pool very carefully. If the floor is cement or vermiculite,
it is swept and cleaned. Irregularities such as cracks and divots are
ready, we drape the liner across the pool and lock it into the track.
Positioning one or two vacuums, we set the liner into place, working
out any wrinkles. We then "cut-in" the main drain and steps
if they exist, and add a hose to fill. The vacuums continue to operate
until the water level is at a predetermined point on the wall. We
return to remove the vacuums and lock in the liner at these points.
Then the pool continues to fill. When full, we return again to cut-in
the wall face plates. New plates are purchased when available. The
filter is then started up, and you're in business!
on a liner installation is usually $1200 - $1500, depending on size
of the pool, and extent of wall and floor work. Our complete liner
replacement charges range from $2,500 - $3,500.
try this at home kids, we're professionals. You have been given just
enough information to be dangerous!
Ground Vinyl Liner Installation
information above is primarily inground vinyl liner information. Installing
an aboveground vinyl liner is not so difficult. Not so easy either.
Not a real fun job, but here's the basic lowdown....
make sure you order the proper size. Measure carefully the length,
width and depth. Measure from the point the liner flips over the wall.
the top of the wall only to the extent necessary. Try not to remove
any bolts or screws that are unnecessary to the removal of the liner.
Move slowly. Remove any screws holding in wall fittings. Remove the Liner
Lock clamping the liner in place as it turns over the top
of the wall. Cut and remove the existing liner.
out the sand floor with trowels.
Remove any pebbles or rocks. Replace any sand that is contaminated
with algae. If there exists any vegetation, pull it up and treat the
sand with bleach or algaecide or herbicide to prevent any vegetative
growth. If the walls are rusted, scrape and paint. You should also
foam over this repair if the rust is severe enough that it may
damage the new liner. Put duct tape over any rough areas or
seams in the wall panels. Floor
padding can be used to make a floor soft and smooth. Pool
Cove and also be placed between wall and floor for a smooth transition.
new liner over pool leaving just a little slack so that it will stretch
ever so slightly into place. Be careful not to disrupt the smooth
sand floor by dragging the liner over it. Make sure liner is not twisted.
Lock to secure liner to top of wall. You can use a shop vacuum
to set the liner (removing all of the air between the pool wall and
the liner), but most people do not. Just make sure that there is enough
slack so that the liner will stretch into place.
to fill pool. Keep an eye on the liner while filling to make sure
it doesn't slip. If wrinkles develop, you can likely work them to
the side if you catch it soon enough. Any wrinkle under more than
9 inches of water will be difficult to remove. After you have 12 inches
of water in the pool you can turn off the shop vacuum, if you used
one, and/or relax that the liner has "set". If you have
wall fittings, wait until pool is full to cut them in. We have replacement
liners at poolcenter.com.
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