It's time to replace the liner in my above ground pool. Currently the floor is 3" of sand with a 5" sand cover on top of the 3" floor. I'm thinking about installing a liner protector, like a Gorilla pad or similar, and the also the stick-on foam cove. What I don't know is should I remove all the sand from the pool floor befor putting the liner pad down, or leave some. And if I leave some then how much?
My problem is I want the liner pad to go completely from one wall to the other, which mean it has to go UNDER the stick-on cove. So basically I'd have a sand floor, then a liner pad, and then the cove on top of the liner pad. The cove has a cutout for the wall track, but if I've got a sand floor and liner pad I obviously won't be able to put the cove cutout over the liner track....the track will be below the sand floor. I've looked online and no one describes how to install a liner pad during a liner replacement....they always install it BEFORE the pool is installed. Anybody been here and done this before?