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    pool liner question

    when installing a pool liner over 1 1/2 inch foam what do you do with the liner...If the liner is a bead or semi bead and goes into the wll track for attatchment how do you handle this? Im kinda confused, everyone says to lay the foam inside of the pool walls and cut to fit, but this raises the liner up the thickness of the foam and it would seem that the liner would get a lot of wrinkels...Newbie here so be patient with the stupid questions...Thanks

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    Re: pool liner question

    beaded liners need to have accurate depth measurements. If ordering a custom liner you want to use the shallowest depth found. You are right, you will get wrinkles there is too much material.
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    Re: pool liner question

    so would it be better to just plan on using a over the wall liner, just trying to figure out all the scenarios before we commit to buying a pool

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    Re: pool liner question

    I have never heard of using 1.5 inch foam. 1/4" is commonly used.
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    Re: pool liner question

    I no longer install overhang liners, we convert them all to beaded liners. They look a lot nicer plus there is the advantage of not having to disassemble the top rail for future liner replacements. I would go with beaded if you can.
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    Re: pool liner question

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    I no longer install overhang liners, we convert them all to beaded liners. They look a lot nicer plus there is the advantage of not having to disassemble the top rail for future liner replacements. I would go with beaded if you can.
    beaded liners need to have accurate depth measurements. If ordering a custom liner you want to use the shallowest depth found. You are right, you will get wrinkles there is too much material.
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    Stupid me..got to thinking about this and I rememberd that if using a thick foam base, that would be the substitue for the normal 2" sand base under the liner..DUH

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    Re: pool liner question

    drg,

    You are right on target. I used 1" under my pool on concrete and my beaded liner did just fine. No wrinkles at all. You can figure that 2 inches of sand is going to compact down to 1.5" or less. So your 1.5" foam will work great.

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    Thanks for the support, sometimes thinking can get you in trouble haha

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    Re: pool liner question

    Quote Originally Posted by drg
    Thanks for the support, sometimes thinking can get you in trouble haha
    But not as much trouble as not thinking
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