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    Using a 60" expandable liner

    Hey everybody, look at this pool!
    I just bought it to upgrade from my small 15 X 48 Intex frame pool, it's a 21' footer!

    Here's the add from Craigslist:

    {Pool for sale - 4' X 21' round Swim n' Play above ground pool, good condition. Asking $200.00 for pool with Hayward pump and filter, all in good working condition. We will also throw in remaining chlorine tablets, pool cover, leaf catcher, skimmer pole/attachment, and pool vacuum hose and attachments. You take down (we'll help you). Great deal. If you also want deck, add $50.00. See pics.}

    Now the work comes... going tomorrow to make it mine!
    Even if I don't like the liner, they're cheap enough to replace if I what something prettier!
    (I can buy an expandable 60" liner...)
    The owner says he went to 5' in the middle.
    It's a buried pool by about a 1 1/2' and by another foot on the back side under the deck for his sloping backyard.
    Has anyone here used a 60" expandable liner for a 48" and made it all 60" deep?
    I would like to bury it too, about 2'.

    Chuck
    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: Using a 60" expandable liner

    When using a a liner you want to use the shallowest measurement when choosing a liner. For example if the depth near the walls was 48" and the middle of the pool bowled to 52" you would order a 48" liner. The liner will stretch in place, if you order it the other way around you will have too much material and end up with wrinkles. You can dig your pool to basically any depth but keep in mind you can't dig too close near the walls as you will expose the metal rail that supports the pool walls. This is why when round pools are made deeper they usually have a shallow depth near the walls and then get deeper towards the middle.
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    Re: Using a 60" expandable liner

    OK, I got it...
    What would you use for a gallon capacity # if I sloped it from the bottom of wall and went to 60" in the middle with let's say 8' in diameter at 60"?
    Is there a cheap gallon counter on the market I could put on the hose when I fill it?
    I suppose I could read the house meter as long as I fill it when nobody is home.
    Thank you very much for your X-Pert advice Kevin!

    Chuck
    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: Using a 60" expandable liner

    http://www.x-pertpool.com/calculator.htm

    Using an online calculator will give you an idea (although all the various new depths will make it harder to estimate). I would just read your meter as well, not worth buying some device that you'll use only once
    -Kevin
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    X-Pert Pool on Facebook and @XPertPoolServic on Twitter
    22,000 gal / 16' x 32' / Vinyl / Hayward s244t /Pentair SuperFlo 1 hp

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