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    Help/Advice for Installing New InGround Liner

    Hi Folks.

    Well we're finally getting around to installing our new liner. We successfully got it placed into the pool and have the beads in all the way around and I think it is in the right place.

    However, the directions make it sound like we need to put a shop vac behind the liner and let it run for 20-30 minutes to get the liner to "suck" to the sides of the pool.

    Well, we ran two shop vacs for HOURS yesterday to no avail. And letting it just "hang" really isn't an option because we have a 6" "safety ledge" around the deep end of the pool that the liner needs to fit onto.

    Also, we don't own any "water tubes" because we have one of those clip-on type covers for the winter. I tried using garbage bags half-filled with water in the shallow end and they seem to work okay.

    What if I used rubber-coated weights to hold in those corners in the shallow end instead? (Like free weights, 45 pound rubber-covered disks....).





    Thanks in advance for any help, suggestions, or even just encouragement...

    Mike
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    16'6" x 32'8" in-ground Grecian pool with 8'8" diving well.
    Tagelus sand filter. 1 HP Hayward Super Pump.

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    Re: Help/Advice for Installing New InGround Liner

    Leave the shop vacs running and use the weights and garbage bags to help seal around the steps and I think you'll see a difference.
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    Re: Help/Advice for Installing New InGround Liner

    So the problem is that I don't have a seal up by the steps? I'll get out the weights tonight and see what we can figure out.

    Dare I cut out the part for the steps and "attach" them now?

    Mike
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    Tagelus sand filter. 1 HP Hayward Super Pump.

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    Re: Help/Advice for Installing New InGround Liner

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdrium
    Dare I cut out the part for the steps and "attach" them now?
    I'm not sure I'd be that brave just yet. Once you get a fair seal around the steps you should see the vacuums doing a good job.
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    Re: Help/Advice for Installing New InGround Liner

    Okey doke. I'll post back tonight whether we're making progress or not.

    Thanks for the help!

    Mike
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    16'6" x 32'8" in-ground Grecian pool with 8'8" diving well.
    Tagelus sand filter. 1 HP Hayward Super Pump.

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