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Thread: Can a 48" pool be made deeper by using taller liner and digging in?

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    Can a 48" pool be made deeper by using taller liner and digging in?

    We most likely will get a uses 15'x48" doughboy/lomart pool this week end. It needs a new liner. I would love to make it deeper as I like aqua aerobics and every inch counts. It there a possibility of digging down 6" and having a deeper liner. I have seen variable depth liners but those have a slant and it would be nice to have a flat bottom. There is a good chance this pool is oddly a 15' which might limit my liner choices.
    Used pool 1995 Lomart 18'x48" just installed 7/16/2015, Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump, 16" Rx Clear Radiant sand filter ( used pea gravel and zeolite) foam wall, polystyrene bottom, liner 25 gauge overlap, TF-100 test kit. Son training for 2018 Paralympics, Hoping for solar heater of some sort. Good chance Labrador will be in pool. Colorado Prairie, 6000 ft elevation high mountain desert, clay soil

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    Re: Can a 48" pool be made deeper by using taller liner and digging in?

    Google Expandable/overlap liners. They can be used for a deeper pool.
    28 ft round ABG with ~6ft deep end, approx. 20,000 gal, 2 spd 2 HP pump, sand filter

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    Re: Can a 48" pool be made deeper by using taller liner and digging in?

    Quote Originally Posted by pigeon View Post
    Google Expandable/overlap liners. They can be used for a deeper pool.
    Agreed. Good luck!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Can a 48" pool be made deeper by using taller liner and digging in?

    yeah, I'm pretty sure someone on this forum just posted a bunch of pictures about how to install an overlap liner .

    Check out Casey's post about installing an overlap liner. It will show you exactly how to do it. Digging 6" deeper would be fine, and the shape of your bottom isn't really a concern (ours is done as a "traditional" deep-end, but scooped is very common).
    28 ft round ABG with ~6ft deep end, approx. 20,000 gal, 2 spd 2 HP pump, sand filter

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    Re: Can a 48" pool be made deeper by using taller liner and digging in?

    I just installed that liner today in my brother's pool.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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