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    Need new liner and install?

    So I went to drain winter cover and found large leak in the far side of my 33 ft pool. I knew the time would come for a new liner...just not now but hey, such is my life. My question is, Has anyone ordered a liner on line and from where? I want quality at the lowest possible cost. I needed to re level the pool so now is the time. I live in a very rocky area so was also wondering about putting foam under the liner this go around. Any thoughts?
    33 ft round x 52", vinyl
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    Re: Need new liner and install?

    Quote Originally Posted by CindyG1
    My question is, Has anyone ordered a liner on line and from where?
    I have, but the site I ordered from no longer sells them...sorry...hopefully others will chime in.

    Quote Originally Posted by CindyG1
    I live in a very rocky area so was also wondering about putting foam under the liner this go around. Any thoughts?
    I used extruded polystyrene foam board under mine and it worked great. I used 1.5" thick, but others one here have used thinner...I personally wouldn't go any thinner than 1" though. Make sure you use a good tape such as Gorilla tape for the seams, some have suggested doing three strips per seam.
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    Re: Need new liner and install?

    You know what might be a good tape for this ... the stuff used for weather proofing houses like Tyvek. Although I guess this does not really need to be weather tight.

    I used some on my vapour barrier under some laminate floor ... very sticky and unaffected by moisture like duct tape is.
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    Re: Need new liner and install?

    I have thought that same thing (the stuff I am familiar with is red and semi-transparent almost like packing tape)...I almost tried it when I did mine.
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    Re: Need new liner and install?

    Can you feel the seams under the liner? I am going with a 25 gauge vinyl ? Do I need to put sand between the seams or does the tape keep it tight enough? I really appreciate all this help very much. Also, I found an Aquatrol Salt Water generator for a good price. When I mentioned it at the pool store they said that it would always be in her shop area getting fixed and that they are junk. Of course the one she wants to sell me is $250.00 dollars more than the aquatrol 15. She also said if I buy the liner on-line it would probably be very old vinyl...but then she said that they shop for the liner on line for the best price.. How is that different??? Just sayin'! Basically I am rebuilding everything as far as the pool goes except the motor which I purchased new at the end of last swim season..again, thanks to all for your help here.
    33 ft round x 52", vinyl
    Hayward 1.5 hp pump
    sta-rite 2.18ft ,200 lb sand filter
    24500 gal.
    Hayward Salt & Swim3

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    Re: Need new liner and install?

    Tape generally keeps it tight. Don't put sand between. On my pool I did not use gorilla tape and I do have a few joints that are slightly depressed (maybe about 1/4 inch) but not noticable unless you are standing right on it. If I did it again (and I would do the polystyrene again...we love it), I would use gorilla tape which is thicker and I would probably pay even closer attention to having good edges on my polystyrene.

    Quote Originally Posted by CindyG1
    Also, I found an Aquatrol Salt Water generator for a good price.
    If you use the google search down at very low left and put in aquatrol you will find some threads on it. Generally, I think people have had good luck with it, though you will see some threads dealing with issues. However, you will see those type of threads with every brand of swg.

    Quote Originally Posted by CindyG1
    She also said if I buy the liner on-line it would probably be very old vinyl...but then she said that they shop for the liner on line for the best price.. How is that different???
    I and many others on here have bought those "old vinyl" liners and seem to be doing fine. In fact my "old liner" was very pliable and stretched nicely into my deep end.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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