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    Round matrix pool and liner question

    I just received the above pool from pool supply world and have a question about mounting the liner. I ordered the unibead line and am not sure the best way to hang it. Am I better off installing it as a bead liner or over the wall, j-hook.

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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    I like installing into a J-channel track. For the reason is once you have J-channel on your pool it isn't necessary to remove the top railing to install a liner. just pop it into the track.
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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

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    Is it difficut to install with the track? I bought my pool and a bead track because they said I needed one and I'm on the fence about cutting my j-hook off at the seam. I've never done it before and once it's cut, it's cut! I'm a few weeks from install and I paid over $70 for that track. Does it also affect water level?

    Thanks for any input you can provide us on this subject!

    ETA another question... The metal tracking on top, does it go over the bead tracking too?
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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    The bead receiver just installs over the pool wall,then your liner attaches to the receiver(if you use it as a beaded liner)If you use your liner as a J-hook liner the liner simply hangs from the top of the pool wall. Either way you choose to install your liner the top track will still get mounted on top of the bead receiver or j-hook.

    It doesn't affect your water level either way you go.
    Rob

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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    Thanks CB! Can't remember if you used the bead or not and if so, was it easy to hang the liner? Was it a tight fit?
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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    I used it as a beaded liner.It wasn't to difficult just make sure it's warm out and you have plenty of hands to help.I used 4 people,2 groups of 2,1 person held the liner the other person snapped it into the track.we stayed 180* from each other and worked our way around the pool.It took less than an hour to install.J-hook installation is even easier.You'll get a nice tight fit either way you install it.
    Rob

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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    Wonder if there are any good youtube vidz on beaded liner installs? I leave work here in an hour or so. I'm going to check out youtube when I get home.

    Did you get the pool opened yet CB?
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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    I ordered the 28' round matrix. I didn't order the bead receiver separate. Is what I'm hearing, this pool doesn't come standard with the bead receiver? If that's the case, I guess I'm going to be doing the j-hook.
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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    Yes, I was told I have to order it if I wanted to use the liner I chose. The track is white n comes in it's own box upon delivery.
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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    We just installed a new liner in our pool and went j hook because we thought it would be easier to DIY. The only tip I have is that it had to be stretched. We started putting it on the wall and it didn't fit, had to go back have someone stretching and pulling while someone else installed the top bracket to the wall and installing the top stabilizer bar. After that no problems whatsoever.

    edited to add....... foam cove....... worth every penny.
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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll be doing j-hook.
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    Re: Round matrix pool and liner question

    No I haven't opened yet.Just received my new deck ladder and light from PSW today.Hope to open in a couple weeks,soon as the trees stop dropping things on the pool.
    Rob

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