Last year was rough on us, Kids trashed the pool, finally decided to bring it back........
I have a few questions. First the basics: 27' 48" deep above ground, with overlap liner and centerdrain. Installing new liner, gorilla pad, wall foam, foam coving, beading, new skimmer and return. pool has a deck around 1/3 of it.
Old liner was in bad shape, also had a blow out(technically an "in"-kid on a riding mower) I've repaired the damage, straightened and reinforced the bottom track, leveled the sand base, old liner is cut out, repairing the old hole for the skimmer(had some corrosion, and putting a panel over it to give me fresh material) and am using a wider unit to get me into fresh material on the sides.
Now for the questions:
Cut the pad around the center drain, or just lay over the top and lock down with the ring once the liner is in? Then cut out the opening?(leakage?)
Pad over or under the coping?
Cut the wall foam shy of the top edge so the beading fits better or stretch the beading over the foam and liner?
Cut the foam back around the skimmer so the plates just pinch the liner or is going straight through the foam acceptable(it's closed cell)?
Install skimmer when? Attach framework and then cut through the wall, or pre-cut the hole?
Best way to actually install the liner(drape over the sides with top rails installed-or do the whole thing with the rails removed?
I've been searching but had seen varying ways, kind of looking for a definitive set of answers
I appreciate any info I can get, this is kind of nerve wracking......
Or I can supply beer and burgers if anyone wants to come on over and supervise.....LOL