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    IG Liner Replacement Sand Bottom

    Looking to DIY a liner replacement in a few weeks. I have a sand bottom and I'm concerned about the skill it takes to work the sand correctly. Is it a true skill or easy to get the hang of?
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    Re: IG Liner Replacement Sand Bottom

    Working with sand over a large area takes a bit of patience and ingenuity. If you have a laser level , that may help. Large rectangle pools have their own challenges due to size when trying to level a large area, that's where a laser may be beneficial (if even needed). Hopefully by bumping this thread you'll get a few more eye on it for some ideas. Re-post back here later if you don't hear anything to keep the thread going.
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    Re: IG Liner Replacement Sand Bottom

    Am I crazy to think the majority will be in good shape and I may just need some "patch" work? I don't have any air bubbles under the liner and the floor seems pretty smooth.
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    Re: IG Liner Replacement Sand Bottom

    **Edited** You are correct. That would be my assumption as well. As long as foot traffic during liner replacement doesn't make a mess of things.
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    Re: IG Liner Replacement Sand Bottom

    I'm a bit thick what am I looking for with AGP Bases? They apply to my IG?
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    Re: IG Liner Replacement Sand Bottom

    Duh. I'm sorry. I derailed somewhere along that conversation. Where was my head at? Don't answer that! You're correct in post #3 that for the most part, your base should already be firm and intact. Depending upon the amount of foot traffic during the removal of the old liner, hopefully you will only have some minor touch-ups. If you had to re-screen the entire sand base across 20' at once, that could be a little tricky.

    I edited my previous posts that appeared to be from another planet.
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