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Thread: Help! Wrinkles on bottom of new liner - what should I do??

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    Help! Wrinkles on bottom of new liner - what should I do??

    We are installing our liner now and there are wrinkles on the bottom. We have about 1/4" water in right now, so I think there is still time to fix. We tried pulling them out and tried the shop vac, but can't get them out. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Help! Wrinkles on bottom of new liner - what should I do??

    Did you let liner sit in sun for a bit to heat up? When I did mine I just got on hands and knees and started pushing them towards the coves. It does take time but go slow and make sure you get all before putting too much water.

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    Also the shop vac is usually done before adding water to see if Liner is good in place and while filling.
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    Re: Help! Wrinkles on bottom of new liner - what should I do??

    As kpromero says, the shop vac is done prior to water fill and it's sole purpose is to hold the liner tight against the pool walls so the wrinkles are gone BEFORE you put in any water.

    I would get the water out of the pool and start over. If not, I think those wrinkles will haunt you from an aesthetic standpoint.
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    Re: Help! Wrinkles on bottom of new liner - what should I do??

    agreed with all above. It might help to use a broom and use it like a squeege to help push the wrinkles out. Some folks have had success with a toilet plunger to grab the liner and pull them out too.
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    Re: Help! Wrinkles on bottom of new liner - what should I do??

    Thanks, everyone! We got in on our hand and knees and pushed the wrinkles to the cove, also used the broom and in the end let the kids slide around and within 45 minutes we were wrinkle free!
    27' Radiant Metric AGP ~17,300 gallons
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    Re: Help! Wrinkles on bottom of new liner - what should I do??

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    Re: Help! Wrinkles on bottom of new liner - what should I do??

    Good to hear ashpool. Glad you got them worked out.
    27' Radiant Metric, 17,100 gallons
    Pentair Dynamo 1.5hp 220v
    Circupool RJ45, Sand Filter, Borates
    Dolphin DX6 Robotic cleaner
    TF 100 Kit

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