I am getting ready to replace the 24' round pool that came with the house we bought in 2002. The pool has to be 20 years old by now and the liner was in bad shape, but we ended up buying a whole new pool (same size but 52" deep instead of 48"). Going to try the DIY route... So I have a few questions!
-Do I need to do anything to the existing sand base that is already there? I do plan on removing a root that I can feel growing under the liner...
-I was going to buy the cove sections and a liner pad. The pool store recommended Gorilla Pad (which they do not sell), but I found another brand cheaper online which seems to be decent also: Liner Shield. Any reason to go with one over the other?
-My wife has always complained that the pool is too cold early and late season. Does the wall foam really help hold in the heat? Does it make it more susceptible to a puncture?
Any other issues I should be aware of doing a "replacement" install?
Great site and thanks for any feedback or advice!