I am replacing my pool liner on a 20x40 pool with vinyl covered steps. The liner I have has pulled away at the top and basically looked awful. There is only going to be a few inches (maybe 1) of water on that top step and I'm pretty scared it will happen again. I finally pulled the liner back (of course it's brittle and broke so I'm committed now to doing this!). The liner appeared to be incorrectly measured as I can't believe it would shrink that much (but maybe, does the sun shrink the liner? I thought they only stretched maybe an inch maybe more?). Here is my question.
I see a lot of talk on fiberglass rods on steps and although that doesn't seem great, it holds the liner to the steps (I really just need this on the top). I was hoping to find a broken one with steel or something but I didn't. What I found was concrete steps, I guess they are poured? Nothing on the edge to hold the liner in. All that is on the steps is foam padding (also on step treads and risers, should there be padding on the treads?)
I see instructions like this about the fiberglass rod but can't see to find anything to install it (also assuming I can't do this easily with concrete) - http://www.poolproductsdirect.com/li...tructions.html
I did find someone selling the clips on ebay but that was it (maybe my search terms are bad?) http://www.ebay.com/itm/70-Stainless...p2054897.l4275
Finally I see this and it looks pretty interesting but I don't see an option for a bead on the liner steps from intheswim (where I'm ordering a vynall liner) - http://www.frankwall.com/products/misc_products.html
Anyone have any thoughts? Need pictures? I can post tomorrow if that helps! I've been taking the pool measurements about 4x over just to be sure!
PS - on a side note, I killed a huge black widow two years ago. Last year, I actually caught one in a glass jar and showed it off. Never saw any more except this year. WHen I pulled back the cover...little ones in there, so I guess they have been living in the pool liner on the steps for a few years. I doubt they will survive the delta dust I injected down there earlier today but I thought it odd they were living there...