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    Leaving vacuum on during liner install...?

    Had a pool installed today...(pics to follow), my question is when can I shut the vacuum off and not get wall wrinkles...?

    Pool is 27' round(18.5kgallons) and is about 7-8" full.

    Its raining now and I want to shut it off for the night...should I shut the water off also and start the suction and water again in the morning...or take the vacuum out and let it fill. Liner looks nice and smooth as do the walls.

    Tried calling the installer with no answer

    thanks for the help
    18,500 AG, VINYL..27' ROUND.. HAYWARD 24" SAND FILTER W/ HAYWARD 1 HP POWERFLO.

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    Re: Leaving vacuum on during liner install...?

    Leave it on until the pool is full. Nothing good can happen if you shut it off during refill.
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    Re: Leaving vacuum on during liner install...?

    I will shut off both tonight and resume suction/filling in the AM...thanks
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    Re: Leaving vacuum on during liner install...?

    If your liner is against the wall and has no wrinkles pull the vac and let it fill. Normally we pull the vac as soon as there is enough water weight to hold the liner without wrinkles. About 4" of water
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    Re: Leaving vacuum on during liner install...?

    Agree with swimcmp.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Leaving vacuum on during liner install...?

    Well, I am learning something. What do you gain by shutting it off?
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    Re: Leaving vacuum on during liner install...?

    Started the vacuum and water again this morning before I read this....walls were nice and smooth...oh well.
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