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    Loose Floppy Liner above water line

    As you can see in the picture the liner in a spot is loose and floppy above the water line. Is this something I can fix without draining it all the way down?
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    Re: Loose Floppy Liner above water line

    It appears the liner shifted while filling. The second you release the liner to shift it over, it will fall down, so you have not much choice but to drain it I think.
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    Re: Loose Floppy Liner above water line

    So how much will I have to drain down to fix the liner?
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    Re: Loose Floppy Liner above water line

    I have straightened that out on mine when I put in a new liner without draining the pool. All I had to do was remove a couple top rails and the clip that holds the liner over the edge and shift it a bit at a time. Reinstall the rails and do the next section. You will find a spot that won't go away eventually though as these liners are never a perfect fit.
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    Re: Loose Floppy Liner above water line

    That looks like an overlap liner, and if that's the case, I'm with Dan. Start where it appears to begin and remove a top rail and clip and shift the liner over some and pull it a little tighter. Then replace the clip and rail and move to the next, etc. etc. until you get it as smooth as you can.
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    Re: Loose Floppy Liner above water line

    Yes, looks like when it was installed, it looked straight when hung on the wall and as it filled, it became more apparent it was crooked. As others have said, work a section at a time.
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    Re: Loose Floppy Liner above water line

    Thanks for the replies. It looked Actually was perfect as we were filling then we ran into trouble and sometimes bad things happen to good people. My Crew (myself and my 13 year old son) had to change the way we were installing the liner because of some mis measurements and repairs. but it still looked great till the wall buckled out and had to drain repair and refill.
    When I get home in 24 days Ill tackle the adjusting of the liner as yall suggested. once again thanks for the help.
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    Hayward 20 in sand filter 1.5 hp power flo pump

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