Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: I Successfully re-used a liner!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    10

    I Successfully re-used a liner!

    I know... it is frowned upon. I had scoured the internet before doing it, looking for reassurance but there was none. I have lurked here for several years, only owning an 18' Intex pool with the inflatable ring so I didn't have a lot to add to the discussions.
    We recently got a heck of a deal on a used pool. It was originally installed the fall of 2010 by professionals. The owners got relocated and sold their home. The new owners wanted it gone. My husband and I disassembled the pool and have spent many long hours in the sun leveling a spot for it. The liner was folded up wet with the skimmer hole at the top of the fold so we could find it easily. The liner has been sitting on a trailer covered with a tarp since 6/02. I had ordered a new liner just in case we chickened out or the old one was not usable. When we unfolded the liner it was still wet inside ( a good thing) It was a hung liner, we started with the skimmer plate hole, and attached the plate through most all of the original screw holes before we hung the rest. I was really very easy. The liner was soft and pliable, not brittle and 25 gauge. It has been filled up for 4 days with no problems and look perfect (knock on wood).
    So now you know someone who did it!
    Oh yeah, we didn't sink our pavers either! Just call us rebels!
    21'x 52" round Vogue pool, 1 1/2 HP Sta-Rite pump, Crystal-Flo sand filter & Polaris Turbo Turtle

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Northern Connecticut
    Posts
    103

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    We need pics! Must have proof...
    24,000 20x42 double roman end in ground pool being built. Start date june13, 2012.
    Finished July 4th, 2012, sports pool, vinyl,SWG, DE filter, fountains. Heat pump,
    First Pool Ever!

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,347

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    I always wondered if the liner was in good shape why you couldn't reuse it. Thanks for posting it.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Greentown, IN
    Posts
    914

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    I agree... Pictures are in order for this one Now we can all say we've heard it's been done.

    Hubby and I bought a used pool and were unable to salvage the liner. It wasn't very old, but as we took the pool carefully apart, the liner along the top edge disintegrated on us. We had intentions to try and save it, me being the frugal type, but no chance at that. I think the owners had neglected it the few years before they decided to part with it and it was too much for the liner to take. Even moving it to get it out from the walls to take the walls apart would cause more rips in it ... and heavy it was! Couldn't have imagined trying to move it into place even if it was intact when we got the pool apart.
    Indiana, ABG 24'x52" Galveston by Blue Cascade (Craigslist buy w/part of deck included), 13,500 gallons, Intex SWG, solar panels mix 2, TF-100 test kit.

    Test kits compared
    Purchase test kits

  5. Back To Top    #5

    TFP Guide

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    western NY
    Posts
    1,557

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    I re-used the liner in the used pool I put up 12 years ago. Took the pool down on a saturday and had it back up in my yard by the following thursday. Tricky part of the liner was getitng the skimmer and return holes lined up depth wise. Took a couple adjustments to the sand to get it close. Liner lasted about 7 years before a chlorine "burn" (brittle spot) cracked and started leaking sand into the pool. Never lost much water, just a lot of sand washing into the pool.
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    10

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    I should have known to get a picture! LOL! I will get a picture of the pool tonight!
    21'x 52" round Vogue pool, 1 1/2 HP Sta-Rite pump, Crystal-Flo sand filter & Polaris Turbo Turtle

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Tim95624's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Elk Grove CA
    Posts
    9

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    Sorry this post went into the wrong discussion, so I tried to remove it but can only edit.

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    10

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim95624
    Sadly I must report a catastrophic failure in my pool liner experience. One of the rat hole chew-throughs looked like it was getting a little bigger. My wife and I were in the pool and discussed that we need(ed) to add more support to that spot. Well less than a half hour later we heard a tearing sound and the Intex pool was tearing from that rat chew up and down and the liner could not hold the pressure. The pool failed and 7 of the 18 pools collapsed as the water rushed out. So now I need to get seven Intex poles and a new 18' by 52' Pool. I am beginning to think I may just put another liner in anyway.
    Oh no! It will probably be cheaper to just buy the whole thing new and get a couple mean cats!
    21'x 52" round Vogue pool, 1 1/2 HP Sta-Rite pump, Crystal-Flo sand filter & Polaris Turbo Turtle

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    10

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    I took a couple pictures of the pool with my cellphone this morning before coming to work. Sorry the solar blanket was on it, it has been pretty chilly here in the evenings. I wish we had these temperature when we were installing the dang thing!
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/325 ... e/pool.jpg

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/325 ... /pool2.jpg
    21'x 52" round Vogue pool, 1 1/2 HP Sta-Rite pump, Crystal-Flo sand filter & Polaris Turbo Turtle

  10. Back To Top    #10
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,347

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    That's a Vogue Simbio pool! I have the same pool it's just a 24'. I also have a 1½ hp Dynamo pump.

    Good job on saving the liner.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    10

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    That's a Vogue Simbio pool! I have the same pool it's just a 24'. I also have a 1½ hp Dynamo pump.

    Good job on saving the liner.
    Yes it is!
    I would have liked to have a 24' pool, but I can't complain!
    Thanks! I was pretty nervous about reusing the liner, but once it was unrolled and felt the same as it did when took the water out of it, I knew we could do it!
    21'x 52" round Vogue pool, 1 1/2 HP Sta-Rite pump, Crystal-Flo sand filter & Polaris Turbo Turtle

  12. Back To Top    #12
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    8,649

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    Just a quick note...it looks like your solar cover is backwards? Bubbles should be down. Great looking pool by the way! Not many have been successful saving a liner.
    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.

  13. Back To Top    #13

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    10

    Re: I Successfully re-used a liner!

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Just a quick note...it look like your solar cover is backwards? Bubbles should be down. Great looking pool by the way! Not many have been successful saving a liner.
    Thank you! This is my first solar blanket. I turned it over.
    21'x 52" round Vogue pool, 1 1/2 HP Sta-Rite pump, Crystal-Flo sand filter & Polaris Turbo Turtle

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •