Liner lock - to use or not?

BadBack

Member
Mar 17, 2017
21
Texarkana, TX
Finding conflicting stuff online. Have enough to go all the way around the pool liner track. But reading online I've seen some folks say not to use it unless necessary.

Reason being that if the liner does sag or pop out, you've already used the "fix" to keep it in place and exhausted an option to repair.

I have a few spots that need to be tucked back in. Was then going to do whole pool.

Any suggestions?
 

BadBack

Member
Mar 17, 2017
21
Texarkana, TX
I think it's that the liner lock will stretch the liner, widden the gap. Then in the future you'll have a gap too big for the stuff to work.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
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I think it's that the liner lock will stretch the liner, widden the gap. Then in the future you'll have a gap too big for the stuff to work.
If it's done correctly, the liner will not stretch and the gap will not widen.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
23,449
Tack in the liner then go around and install the liner loc.

It can be difficult to get the liner loc in.

Make a tool that can be used to tap in the liner loc with a hammer.

Be careful not to cause any damage with the tools.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
23,449

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Once you get the liner securely back in the track, insert the liner lock into the track above the liner in the gap. You might have to use a tool to get it tapped in. In can be difficult.
 
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