I'm replacing my liner in a few weeks - first time since the pool was installed 8 years ago. At that time, all I had was sand under the pool. This winter the liner ripped so there has been some minimal exposure of the sand to the air but not much. Still, I think my sand is smooth and packed under the liner. Would a liner pad help protect my new liner or do others think that the liner pad would be a waste and that the sand is enough? How about coves? I've never had them before and was wondering if they really do help preserve a liner. Thanks.
I have a 12 foot round above ground pool. My new liner will be a 25 gauge overlap liner over sand.