We are installing a vinyl liner ourselves. So far we have repaired the vermiculite, done a fine job on a coping repair (which I will have to tell ya'll about - really smart thing my hubby did I think), and put the wall foam up (which I think was the hardest job of all, oddly enough). We started dropping the liner, but I have a couple of questions:
1)what is the best way to do it? ie. put the corners in then work from middles towards corners, etc.
2)when you put the vaccum on it, how tight will it be to the wall corners, and floor corners , etc before putting the water in?
We tried it last night and the went from the shallow corners to deep corners and the deep corners are really tight. We have diagonal corners and the last liner ended up pulling away from the wall several, several inches in the corners, esp in the deep end (and that is where the eventual failure was). I thought it wasn't measured properly, but perhaps I was wrong. I read on here that some pull away in the corners is expected even at install, but I want to know what is the best way to install the liner to get the most ease in the corners. Also, when we had the vaccum running everything pulled tight and wrinkles were out but the liner never did seat all the way into the floor joints or wall joints. I assume it doesn't completely until the water stretches it in. Is this correct? We've worked too hard and paid too much to screw up now!!