Ok, so I read some threads on here about setting up an Intex-type pool and using an overlap liner instead of buying a new one (costs almost as much as a new pool). So I decided to do that this year for a couple of reasons. First, when I set up the new pool last year on the patio, I didn't have the ground cover completely under the pool. Result was several small leaks on the bottom near the walls. Second, I really liked the idea of being able to get a nice pattern with the new liner and the one I got (25ML) was only $125.00.
The initial set up was OK, but when I started to fill it, the liner settled more than I thought it would. The little tarp hook things started popping off and it really freaked me out. I had to re-snap them several times. I would fix one and another one would pop off. Then another, and another. Those things will kill your hands/fingers. They are not easy to snap on. Not at all.
So end result, once the water got a little over half way, the "popping" of the tarp snaps stopped and everything settled into place. However, what started as a perfectly lined up liner, ended up being uneven in many places. BUT, the inside does look great and it seems to be very stable. I think we are going to enjoy it this year, but, I doubt I will be doing this again. I will probably just get a new pool next year. Oh well, live and learn.
But again, on the bright side, we have a beautiful pattern to look at and most importantly, OUR POOL IS UP! Water is pretty cold, but the pool is up! I got to use my TF100 for the first time this year and let's just say, I Love it. I Love having crystal clear water and being responsible for it all on my own.
Now come on warmer weather!