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    New to pool life?!? Help

    Hi all....first off I love this forum been addicted for weeks while we've been setting up our pool... Here's my 1st dilemma... bought and installed our liner, but we seem to have extra , I have pix will post those.. We r using the shop vac technique but we create such a vacuum that we aren't getting anywhere...and I'm wondering when we fill will the extra liner just all go away??? We have now wrinkles on he bottom and have about 1" 1/2 of water in now... Water truck won't come until Monday ... We have beaded liner
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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Not so sure on how best to address the extra liner material, but I will say that it would be in your best interest to definitely remove as much of the wrinkles and "folds" at the bottom as possible. Do it now before you fill. If not, those wrinkles will be a safe haven for algae. Other replies should follow. Great to have you with us.
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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    Maybe post a picture? I agree. Get the wrinkles out now.

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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    K.... Trying to figure out how to post pic... There are no wrinkles in the bottom ... Hmmm I'll be back with pic

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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    Have you tried linking your photos from Photobucket? That's what many of us do here on TFP. Upload your pics to Photobucket (free), then copy & paste the IMG code for that pic from Photobucket to your TFP post. Works great.

    Also, you can try going to the bottom of your quick reply post where it says “Go Advanced”, and then down to where it says “Manage Attachments”. It may let you upload them that way. They may show-up large because you can't adjust the size of the attachment, but it may work.
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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    Mobile Uploads by Foofer1 | Photobucket

    not sure if I did this right I think I might have showed you a picture of our cat! Yikes ! And I thought I was tech savvy !
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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    So next time you're in Photobucket, open the pic you want then click once on the "IMG" code to the right. It should say "Copied", then paste it here like this:



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    I would keep trying to work on those wrinkles. They'll be troublesome later collecting dirt and potentially harboring algae.
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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    How much wrinkling is on the other side of the pool?

    If there is not any, you need to move the liner over towards the other side. That's way too much wrinkling in one area.
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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    I'm not sure if this will apply, but here it is anyway...

    When I put the liner in my fish ponds, the first thing I do is try to get as many of the wrinkles out on the bottom. Then as I fill it, I will work on the wrinkles on the sides. Making sure that the bottom is flat and the 'corner' between the bottom and the side has a smooth transition will make cleaning easier. Pond liners are a bit thicker then pool liners but I would think the general process should still apply.
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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    That's 1-1/2 inches of water? Sorry, I can't see the waterline. It almost looks like it is filled. I just can't tell and I hope it's not filled yet!

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    Sorry, I remember you saying you are trucking in water on Monday. I still can't see the waterline, though.

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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    Thanks for the help everyone and Texas splash for the pic help...We have no wrinkles on the bottom (woo hoo) just excess on the sides which have nowhere to go..pretty much all the way around... Which makes me think I bought the wrong size but Our pool is 15x30x52" and I bought the corresponding size... Maybe I should have went smaller on the depth...we acquired the pool with all its bells and whistles for free just had to buy the liner... And believe me when I say I researched till I was dreaming in my sleep about liners.... Soo I measured twice and ordered once... Can we go from a beaded liner to a overlap with this liner?
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    Re: New to pool life?!? Help

    Do you have current pictures of your liner? The picture above does show wrinkles on the bottom.
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