Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Timing of new vinyl liner

  1. Back To Top    #1
    buddywiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Posts
    98

    Timing of new vinyl liner

    I'm going to need a new liner soon, but might be able get another season out of the old one. Let's say I wait until closing the pool and replace it at that time. I wouldn't fill the pool, but would add as much water as needed, which would be below the return lines. This means that I wouldn't be able to properly circulate chemicals for winterization. What would be the best way to add chemicals. or could I just not add any?
    24000 Gal, 18x36 Vinyl
    Hayward Super Pump
    Jacuzzi Tri Clops Cartridge Filter
    Heat Siphon Heat Pump

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Administrator Leebo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Eastern Ohio
    Posts
    6,607

    Re: Timing of new vinyl liner

    We were in this position at the end of last year. We opted to wait on changing the liner until this spring. We left enough water in the pool to hold everything together and closed.

    If you were to replace the liner first your best bet is not to add any chemicals without the ability to run the pump. You may need to Slam upon opening, but that's better than accidentally fading the liner due to improper circulation.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    buddywiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Posts
    98

    Re: Timing of new vinyl liner

    Thanks for the info. I'm ready to do this now. I want to change it up a little and get a sand colored liner but can't convince my wife
    24000 Gal, 18x36 Vinyl
    Hayward Super Pump
    Jacuzzi Tri Clops Cartridge Filter
    Heat Siphon Heat Pump

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Isaac-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    6,711

    Re: Timing of new vinyl liner

    You can likely rent a gasoline powered water pump to stir the water if you choose. I used a similar small diesel powered water pump to stir the water in my pool last year when I was dealing with a below ground suction side plumbing issue for a couple of weeks.

    Ike




    p.s. the chair and case of bleach were important parts of the process to keep the PVC in place due to the jet action of the water flow.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
    I use and endorse TFtestKits TF-100 from http://tftestkits.net
    ~Remember TFP counts on your donations to keep this site ad free~

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: Timing of new vinyl liner

    We just had a new liner installed a week ago. The pool drained itself over the fall and winter last year due to leaks that had developed in the 10 year old liner. We had a tad bit of frost damage to the vermiculite bottom, but the installers cleaned that up with no problem when they put the new liner in. Just filled it a few days ago and now getting the water balanced (adding CYA, TA, Hardness) and it looks great and is crystal clear. Hit 80 hear today in Charlotte, and the pool water temperature is 62. After working in the yard I was tempted to jump in..lol..but not quite yet.

    Couldn't you close it a couple weeks early, have the work done, fill it as normal and then winterize it? Bummer to not get use of a brand new pool..but I think winterizing in a "normal" state might be better unless you rig up something like Isaac did. I just have visions of a ice building up in an unfilled pool and slicing into that new liner...

    Good luck!

    PS - We went with a different liner pattern/bottom combination than our old one and it looks great...



    BeachAV8R

  6. Back To Top    #6
    buddywiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Posts
    98

    Re: Timing of new vinyl liner

    Quote Originally Posted by beachav8r View Post
    We just had a new liner installed a week ago. The pool drained itself over the fall and winter last year due to leaks that had developed in the 10 year old liner. We had a tad bit of frost damage to the vermiculite bottom, but the installers cleaned that up with no problem when they put the new liner in. Just filled it a few days ago and now getting the water balanced (adding CYA, TA, Hardness) and it looks great and is crystal clear. Hit 80 hear today in Charlotte, and the pool water temperature is 62. After working in the yard I was tempted to jump in..lol..but not quite yet.

    Couldn't you close it a couple weeks early, have the work done, fill it as normal and then winterize it? Bummer to not get use of a brand new pool..but I think winterizing in a "normal" state might be better unless you rig up something like Isaac did. I just have visions of a ice building up in an unfilled pool and slicing into that new liner...

    Good luck!

    PS - We went with a different liner pattern/bottom combination than our old one and it looks great...



    BeachAV8R
    The main reason to do it in the fall was to save $300-400 on water to fill it up. The plan now is to put a down payment on it in the fall, have the measurements done and have it ready to be installed next spring. That's assuming there are no major problems when I open it in the next few weeks. I've already got the water circulating and had to replace some plumbing from the pump to the filter, so knock on wood.
    24000 Gal, 18x36 Vinyl
    Hayward Super Pump
    Jacuzzi Tri Clops Cartridge Filter
    Heat Siphon Heat Pump

Posting Permissions

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