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Thread: Coping/Liner Replacement 1977 Sylvan Vinyl Liner Inground

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    Bethesda, MD

    Coping/Liner Replacement 1977 Sylvan Vinyl Liner Inground

    Anybody out there who has renovated a late 70's era Sylvan Vinyl Liner Pool? I am wanting to replace the vinyl liner and coping and would appreciate any advice on how to successfully remove the old aluminum coping. The last time I replaced the liner (13 years ago) the pool company installed a liner track under the old coping. Visually it looks OK, but for about 3 inches or so below the bottom of the coping the liner is not flush with the wall, making it more susceptible to tears and punctures. My thought is that the only way to have the liner completely flush with the wall is to remove the old coping and replace with new coping. My biggest concern is how much I will have to rip up the pool deck to remove the old coping as the pool deck cement goes right up to the coping.

    Any examples of renovating a late 70's Sylvan pool would be really helpful.

    1977 Sylvan Inground Vinyl Liner, 32/16, 20K gallons, Sand Filter

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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Coping/Liner Replacement 1977 Sylvan Vinyl Liner Ingrou

    Welcome to tfp, robsoldpool

    Your analysis seems to makes sense to me, but I do not have direct experience. Hopefully someone who does will respond soon
    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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