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    Sand washed out, repair?

    Hello everyone,
    I am new to the forum. We have a 24' above ground pool. The incredibly wet summer we have had in the south has lead to some sand washing out from under the edge of my liner. Actually a section probably 10' long x 6inches wide x 3inches deep. Can I drain the pool and refill the sand? It is an overlap liner. I use well water and have plenty, so refilling is not an obstacle. I am afraid of ruining the liner by draining, but I see this being a 2-3 day project, so the liner shouldn't really have time to shrink? Any advice?
    Thanks, Erik

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    Re: Sand washed out, repair?

    you should be just fine....I had some wash out happen to my pool last fall, and it developed some pinhole leaks over the winter in that area...and I lost all but maybe 2 inches of water by the time we opened in the spring. So my liner sat all spring without water....I had the pool company come in, and pull the liner back, put sand cove back in, patch liner, and then reinstall that side..and then refill with water...EVERYTHING is good to go!!!!
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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    Re: Sand washed out, repair?

    Thanks for the info. I am pretty handy, so I will probably attempt this repair on my own. I appreciate you responding to my question. Thanks, Erik

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    Re: Sand washed out, repair?

    you can leave a few inches of water in the bottom of the pool too to help keep the liner inplace around the pool. you'll still be able to pull back your area to work on.
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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    Re: Sand washed out, repair?

    That sounds like a good idea. Wish me luck. Thanks, Erik

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    Re: Sand washed out, repair?

    Another option is you can get foam coves. You rake the sand flat and place the foam cove against the bottom rail. No chance of washing out a foam cove.
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    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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