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    New liner with gravel underneath

    We are having a new liner installed and noticed there is alot of that pea gravel underneath it. It has not been trimmed out yet they have just added a small amount of water. Should we have them pull it up and remove that or will it make a difference?

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    Re: New liner with gravel underneath

    Welcome to the forum.

    I assume you are talking about an AG pool right?
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    Re: New liner with gravel underneath

    It's an in ground pool. image.jpg

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    Re: New liner with gravel underneath

    I'd find that to be to be unacceptable.
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    Re: New liner with gravel underneath

    Yeah, that's bad stuff. That will not last or, at best, will be incredibly uncomfortable to walk on.
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    Re: New liner with gravel underneath

    Welcome to TFP Thornton What he said about being uncomfortable and it sure looks like it might tear pretty easily/quickly.

    Is it an in ground pool ?? Google
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    Re: New liner with gravel underneath

    Yes, it is an in ground pool. He hasn't cut out the steps or skimmer hole, the liner is just in with a vacuum running and some water added. Do you think it would be a hassel to remove the liner and clean that up and then lay it back in? He said he had it all clean and that some pea gravel must of gotten dragged down on the floor when they were laying in the liner.

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    Re: New liner with gravel underneath

    IMHO it's too rough. He may have had it all clean and smooth (the way it should be) but now it isn't.
    Now would be the time to fix it. How easy do you think it would be to get that guy back in a year if it tears and it's leaking and then how much trouble to fully drain and pull the liner ??
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    Re: New liner with gravel underneath

    I vote for fix it. That would drive me nuts.
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