We have a 18' X 40' in ground oval pool, and winter is fast approaching.
We needed to replace the liner, and had planned to do it in a warm day in October.
Well, we had our first child October 9th, and low and behold, that blew the month of October.
Right now, we have an empty pool in the back yard, with half a liner in it (I had to cut into it in places to make the measurements for the new liner, since when it was empty, the old liner shrank up. We have a new liner, and coping will get here on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Wednesday, it is supposed to hit around 55F. The pool liner manufacturer recommends that you install the liner at 60F or higher. They do say you can install it below 60F if you keep it indoors for 48 hours to warm it. After Wednesday, the next two weeks are going to be cold (40F or so as highs), so assuming the coping gets here Wednesday, I might be able to get it all in, but I might not, since I'll have to cut the coping.
Has anyone tried doing this? Should I just leave it to spring? My worry with that is that the frost might heave in the sides of the pool (we get down to 0F regularly over the winter).
How hard would it be to install the liner at 50-60F? I know putting a bed liner on a truck when it is cold is almost impossible because it shrinks, is it as bad with a pool?