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Thread: Overlap liner install - which way is best?

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    May 2009

    Overlap liner install - which way is best?

    I've read about two different ways to put in an overlap liner. The first way (which seems to make the most sense to me) is to hang it similar to a unibead in that it will drape and "fit" along the walls. Then with the shop vac we pull out the wrinkles and start filling. Another way I saw was to sort of stretch it over the top and let it "pull" over the walls as it fills. While that seems like it would create a nice smooth wall, I'm not so sure how it wouldn't buckle the walls or even pull the liner all the way in.

    Any advice? We have two weeks before the parts are in but then we are in high speed as it is my child wants to swim for her birthday (unless we put heated water in, I don't think we can warm it that fast!).


    Also if anyone has the "waterfall" liner, let me know, I'd like to see pics.
    24' Round Diamond Star, 54" wall height, 200sq ft sta-rite cartridge filter
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    Pysiek's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Frankfort , Illinois

    Re: Overlap liner install - which way is best?

    Myself I do not like the stretch option.
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Overlap liner install - which way is best?

    Put the liner in and drap it over the walls and seal the skimmer and return to suck the air out.
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    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Nov 2011

    Re: Overlap liner install - which way is best?

    Back in the day when we installed overlap liners we just pulled them over the top rails and clothes pinned them to the rail and started runnin the garden hose. Kept a close eye on them and never had an issue. Brings back alot of memories of how things have changed.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
    We build vinyl, fiberglass, stainless steel pools
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