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    Replacing liner

    We drained our pool in expectation of our liner being replaced, but then the replacement was put on hold for a week. The liner now has a crack in it exposing the material underneath, not sure what it is but guessing it is vermiculite. I have covered the crack with a tarp, because I was told the vermiculite could dry up if exposed to sun. Is this true? Should I be worried? Anything else I should do? Replacement will happen this coming Wednesday.

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    Re: Replacing liner

    Can't imagine that being a problem. Assuming your liner will be professionally installed, they will make any necessary vermiculite repairs prior to install. Don't think you'll need any but they will take care of it.
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    Re: Replacing liner

    Thanks for the response. That eases my mind.

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    Re: Replacing liner

    Same here ..............
    Our pool has been drained for approx 2 weeks now. It was drained to get the exact measurements for the new liner, and so it was ready for install when the liner came in .
    Well , it has been a nasty , windy , rainy 2 weeks here in the northeast and I have been a nervous wreck the old brittle liner would not hold up until replacement time . Its all cracked, and weathered now . Luckily no cracks that are very large or down anywhere near the bottom areas of the pool , just near the top sides. It has been so windy , I have had to go out and stick the liner "bead" back in the coping channel slot quite a LOT , so I didnt loose the whole thing . Now because of all the rain, there is approx 2' of water in the deep end, and that has helped keep things "tight" . I also layed a few large patio stepping stones on the base, in the shallow end to keep everything "snug" until the liner is installed .
    Just got a call from the pool co. , and our liner will be installed this upcoming week . Perfect actually, because the weather forecast says some nice dry days and 80 - 85 degrees. Perfect for a liner install !

    I think you will be just fine , unless you get some large tears that will open the base to the weather , or the liner starts pulling out of the channel .
    You could always fill a little water (maybe 1'-2' in the deep end hopper) in the pool to keep things tight until the new liner install . I am sure the Pool Co. will smooth the base out just fine before the new liner goes in .

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    Re: Replacing liner

    The wind is bad here in eastern New Mexico, so I feel your pain. Thanks for the reply and reassurance. Hope things go well for you guys.

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    Re: Replacing liner

    Just curious, what's the cost of having a liner replaced. This will be our 13th season with the liner that was installed the year we bought the house




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    Re: Replacing liner

    Quote Originally Posted by twodogs02 View Post
    Just curious, what's the cost of having a liner replaced. This will be our 13th season with the liner that was installed the year we bought the house
    Mine is $3200. 18' x 36' with an 8' deep end , standard hopper style pool.
    Price includes everything, including an underwater light niche DELETE process (we dont want it anymore) . Thats for a 27mil custom liner , installed , all prep work and repair any vermiculite areas that are not smooth. Disposal of old liner.
    Only thing extra is water .
    18' x 36 ' - 8' deep end. In-ground, McEwen "Pence" vinyl liner .
    Blue 8 Mil. Solar cover & roller . Pentair Superflo VS pump . Poolskim .
    Hayward S210 Sand Filter . Heat Siphon Z575HP heat pump pool heater .
    Stenner EconT / Liquidator Hybrid : running 10 % bleach . Dolphin S300 Robot .
    TF100 Test Kit w/ Speed Stir for the 25,000G pool and 400G Hot tub .

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    Re: Replacing liner

    Our cost is going to be just right at the $4,000 mark. Liner 27/20mil Latham signature liner was $3,000 and then another $1,000 for install which includes all new white pieces and any patch work the floor may need. We have a 24,000 gallon kidney shape with 8ft deep end.

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    Re: Replacing liner

    Mine ended up in the neighborhood of $4k due to a special order, coping painting, and a few other things, plus $1,000 in having 24k gallons of water trucked.
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