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    Please help.

    Oh my, I think we have made a huge mistake. We hired a professional to put the bottom in the pool. We talked with him, and got references - all excellent. He is contracted by local pool companies to do their bottoms..... We accept responsibility for error - but bottom line, we now have a concrete bottom in our pool. 4000 psi concrete. The concrete company says that is the standard in this area. I have noted on a local pool company's website that they too use concrete, but wow.....

    How bad is this? He assures us that when he has "stone finished'' the bottom, it will be smooth as silk. Will this work for a vinyl liner pool? Should we cover this with the vermiculite mixture? Should we just throw the dirt back in and forget it?

    Mom&Pop
    AquaRite Salt Water System
    18 x 36 - 4ft to 8ft depths
    29,100 inground with vinyl liner
    Zodiac G4 Barracuda
    Haywood Filter s244 - sand
    Two little people standing by the pool wanting to swim!
    Nashville, NC

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    Re: Please help.

    My understanding is that using vermiculite is primarily a "feel" issue.
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    Re: Please help.

    Mine has a concrete bottom, with no problems.
    IG 18x36 oval vinyl, Spill over spa, Northstar 2hp-2spd, 2.5" piping, S310T 500lb Sand filter, 400k gas heater, AutoPilot SWCG
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    Re: Please help.

    Our's was a two stage concrete bottom. The first stage looked pretty rough. The second stage was very smooth. Before they dropped the liner they went around with ice scappers and grindders
    to make sure there was no sharpe bumps.
    16x32 inground vinyl 8' deep end
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    Re: Please help.

    Whew....you all are making me feel alot better. All had been smooth sailing until this came up. Now, I am worried how long it can safely sit - it has turned very cold here 40's - and we have to wait for the weather to warm before placing the liner.

    Again - many, many thanks!
    AquaRite Salt Water System
    18 x 36 - 4ft to 8ft depths
    29,100 inground with vinyl liner
    Zodiac G4 Barracuda
    Haywood Filter s244 - sand
    Two little people standing by the pool wanting to swim!
    Nashville, NC

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    Re: Please help.

    Hoping to make you feel even better -- you don't want to install the new liner until the weather warms up. Nothing like crisp folds in freezing weather! You want a nice, flexible hunk of heavy vinyl to shape into that pool.
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