When I cut larger holes I had leaks. Then I went back and trimmed the edges a little more and pot gaskets on both sides and no leaks.
I didn't want to take a chance on the drain cutting the new liner so that's why I cut them out.We finally have everything we need to start reassembling our pool and getting this going. But I have a question about cutting out the bottom drain holes that are on each side. Is this necessary to cut them out and cover with duct tape? Or can we just leave the drains alone? I know we will feel them thru the new liner. We are just anxious about cutting them out. Thanks in advance!!
Post up some pics! Congrats on the new liner.I got my liner installed, pool filled and it works great. I bought a 60 inch by 21 ft expandable liner on ebay from pool products.com for $177 delivered. Byers super snap tarp holders on ebay, $42 for 45 of them. I bought some 1/2 inch pcv conduit at the farm and home store and put it through the loops around the side of the old intex pool and did not connect the last piece of pipe until the pool filled to the top. I did cut off the old drain plugs and covered the holes with duct tape, I just cut off the inside nipples. I put the liner in and held the seam around the bottom about 6 inches above the pool bottom using 1/4 nylon rope to go through the tarp holders and around the pcv in the loops. As the pool filled the bottom expanded very nicely and I slacked the rope as it filled. When it got to the drain holes I cut them out with a exacto knife and put the gaskets on the inside, no leaks. All the wrinkles went away and it looks great. The pcv pipe may not be needed as there is not a lot of pressure on the tarp holders.