Our pool liner, already 12 years old and very faded, developed a leak late last year so we decided to replace the liner. Installation was scheduled for the Spring. We closed the pool with the old liner, leak and all, and placed an order for a new liner after deciding on a liner pattern. The old liner started out a very deep blue and looked very dramatic when new but quickly faded to light blue, going on white. Because the very dark colors apparently don't last, we went with a new liner pattern that is not as dark as the original. Well, spring has arrived and my pool guy finally arrived today to start the installation. Normally, the pool would be open by now but it's been a very cold spring and it's easier to work with vinyl when it's warm out so the opening was delayed until now. I don't know how long this project is going to take because we are competing for time with everyone having their pools opened right now but I'll post pictures as we go. We are replacing all the fittings and covers and modifying the plumbing so there's a bit more involved than just replacing the liner.
As you can see, the pool has a lot of leaves, dirt and algae. It didn't look so bad when the cover came off and the pool was still full but, with the water pumped off, it looks more like a septic tank than a swimming pool. After about 3 hours with a box cutter, the liner was cut up, removed, rolled up and discarded and a first power wash was done of the walls and the floor. Everything looks pretty good although there's a bit of rust at the base of a few of the wall panels and there is a lot of grunge and calcium deposits on the walls.
More to follow as this proceeds...