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    things behind liner

    HI
    we had a liner pool built last year late in the season.. I am noticing that there are somethings getting between the liner and the pool wall.. they fill like little stones, one is the size of a pea... Was just wonder if anyone has had this problem or was it something they did when they put the liner in.. I am afraid that its going to tear the liner...
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    Re: things behind liner

    I'd have to say that the walls weren't scraped and wiped down before the liner went in Have you tried gently pushing on them to see how hard they are?
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: things behind liner

    yes i have pushed on them and they fill like little pebbles... is there anyway that after the liner is put in that rock or pebbles can get in between the walls and the liner....
    thanks
    jim
    live in eastern washington state
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    Re: things behind liner

    Pebbles can't just migrate behind the liner! (think about the amount of pressure the water puts on the liner )

    While they certainly shouldn't be there, they shouldn't cause a problem this season. Talk to the PB and see what he says. A reasonable way of dealing with this is to have them lower the water to ~2'" in the shallow end when they close the pool and untuck the liner and remove all the pebbles, then refill the pool to normal winterized level. This way you have full use of the pool for the season and they can remove the lumps when they're out closing the pool anyway

    If you had one of the robotic cleaners with the rubber tread, I'd say to address it now, but your Polaris shouldn't wear on the liner like the others would 8)

    Rather than pebbles, I suspect it's concrete splatters from when the collar was poured - the reason I asked you to push on them is that I was hoping it was vermiculite splats which would flatten out with a gentle press.

    Definitely talk to the PB about this and what they are willing to do to rectify it!
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: things behind liner

    thanks so much, iam going to call them on tuesday.
    thanks again
    jim
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    Re: things behind liner

    i called the pool store today about the objects behind my liner... they are going to send someone ASAP... I know they will make it right....
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    jim
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    Re: things behind liner

    GLAD to hear they will stand behind their work! 8)

    Just tell the kids and swimmers NOT to play with them and all should be fine.
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: things behind liner

    yep thats what they said to.. they said they could get them out with the water in it... they would use a vacume.
    does that sound right....
    thanks jim
    live in eastern washington state
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    Re: things behind liner

    All depends on how far down on the wall they are. I was figuring that they were towards the bottom of the wall... but, if they are within the top ~ 12", it'd be possible to get them without lowering much water.

    I hope this works out well for you after they come and remove the debris! Until then, please don't allow bathers to 'play' with the bumps 8)
    Luv& Luk
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    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Re: things behind liner

    some are more at the top and some are further down the wall... will i have problems with the liner bead if they undo it.. it has never came out of the track. so i hope that i don't have problems later with it coming out...
    don't they have to keep some water in the shallow end so it does not float...
    thanks for the insight
    Jim
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: things behind liner

    Jim, on a new liner, taking it down to ~ 3" in the shallow end will still maintain it being 'set' and you'll have NO problems 8)

    With a liner as new as yours, there shouldn't be ANY problems with getting it back in the track after they get the 'pebbles' or whatever out from behind it
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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    Re: things behind liner

    o thats so good to hear.. i wish i could get some pics on here but i cant get pics to go over to photo-bucket.. am not sure what I am doing wrong... but thanks for all the info..
    jim
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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