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Thread: AGP install...bumpy liner, should I drain and reset???

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    AGP install...bumpy liner, should I drain and reset???

    The short of my question is I have an installer doing my 30' resin install. When starting to fill I mentioned the big footprints, and now at over half full I have craters and some creases. The main guy is willing to drain and reset the liner, but he hasn't ever had to do it.
    Our plan (I am now an active piece since I don't want the original chuckleheads doing anything) is to drain and lift all of the liner over the part where the skimmer and return are already cut and set; carefully smooth out the sand and reset the liner. Does this sound viable? Will this be more of a hassle or create more of a problem than living with wrinkles and craters?

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    May 2010
    Western Pennsylvania

    Re: AGP install...bumpy liner, should I drain and reset???

    I think it depends on how long the l.water has been in and if the liner stretched when the water went in, you may have issues with getting it back where it was.
    Do you have a sand bottom?
    my sand base was smooth but now has dips all over.
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    Jul 2009
    NE Ohio

    Re: AGP install...bumpy liner, should I drain and reset???

    I think sand just does the dippy thing. we have the "happy bottom" on top of sand and there are still dips on the bottom with more popping up now and again. In my opinion, I think it would be more of a pain than it would be helpful resetting the liner, but that's just me.
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    Re: AGP install...bumpy liner, should I drain and reset???

    Water was in for less than one day. I drained some out so the liner doesn't completely set (bout knee high now). My concern is the skimmer and return connections, I would have to unhook one to be effective in getting the air out. I may drain a bit more to see if I can remove the worst of the wrinkles and reshape the cove where it it humps up and then dips back toward the wall. Any ideas on any good methods?
    Thanks, I do appreciate the assistance.

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    Portland, Oregon

    Re: AGP install...bumpy liner, should I drain and reset???

    A few wrinkles here and there are sometimes nice because the lee side tends to catch dirt and it's easy to find it and vacuum up.

    On the other hand, footprint sized craters won't be so easy to vacuum over properly.
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