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    Help! IG vinyl liner separating from top

    As the owner of a new home with an inground vinyl pool, I am in a bit of a panic because about 15" of the the liner is separating from the top. Is this a problem that my husband and I can fix ourselves, or do we have to call someone? Are we going to have to drain the pool?

    I shouldn't let anyone in the pool until it's fixed, right?

    Thanks!

    ETA: OK, I just found the post below RE: this issue.
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    ~30K IG vinyl w/Hayward DE filter; inline chlorinator; Hayward gas heater; Polaris 280

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    Welcome!

    Good luck, and feel free to ask any other questions you have along the way!


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    You should be able to get it back in the track. Might involve some grunting and cussing. If it won't go, pour some hot water from a faucet over the liner below the gap to make it easier to stretch. If it keeps coming out, you can get a product called liner lock to hold it in, or just wedge a penny or popsicle stick behind it.
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    yup, an easy fix just as John said - some hot water and you're in business, just don't use BOILING water.
    In this case, it may even stretch back into place with only a little elbow grease since it's a relatively mild case.
    Liner lock is always a good thing to have on hand for these issues.

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    Looks like that will be a piece of cake compared to the spot I need to do. I have to wait for the weather to warm up though. Pool is under 60°F still.
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    YAY...I fixed it! The sun finally got over to shine directly on that part of the liner, and I was able to pop it back on.

    Now, where's the "hands clapping" smiley?! edit
    ~30K IG vinyl w/Hayward DE filter; inline chlorinator; Hayward gas heater; Polaris 280

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