After just four years, we are having to replace our liner. Last year, I shot a metal lock hasp through the side of the pool while cutting grass, so I have a big hole in the wall that I need to repair AND there are just several leaks that I can not find, so I've opted to just replace the liner.
I've ordered a new liner and I'm debating on what else to put in at this point. The one we are replacing had a sand floor/cove and no padding anywhere. I've not really noticed any issues with nutgrass or anything, but I've also not yet removed the old liner. My bigger issue is my autistic son throwing things off the upper deck (rocks, toys, etc.) into the pool to watch the splash. I'm afraid that's where some of our leaks are coming from.
I ordered wall padding to add extra protection over the area where I'm going to pop-rivet a piece of sheet metal in to cover the hole I made with the hasp.
My questions: Do ya'll recommend the foam cove and the floor pads?
If you do recommend these, which products? Gorilla, happy feet, elephant, rhino?? On the cove, self adhesive or the ones that hook into the wall?
I'd really much rather take the money that these will cost and replace my solar panels that bursted last year, but I want to do it right this time...so, I'll await ya'lls opinions.