Vermiculite - How long before I can begin installing the liner if I am doing a patch job on the pool bottom?

caliskier

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Aug 24, 2014
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Oklahoma City, OK
I am about to remove my liner and install a new one when it gets here. I have 5 bags of vermiculite. I am wondering how long i have to wait to install the liner if...

1. I am just doing a patch job... or
2. I I find I need to do the entire floor.

How long before I can install the liner, what is the drying time.

Thanks,
 

Divin Dave

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Oct 2, 2013
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Longview, Texas
Caliskier,
you need to wait until the vermiculite is dry. During this time of year, you can likely install the liner the next day. (I did mine). Don't install the vermiculite if rain is expected that night or any day before you plan to install the liner.
 

caliskier

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Aug 24, 2014
320
Oklahoma City, OK
Caliskier,
you need to wait until the vermiculite is dry. During this time of year, you can likely install the liner the next day. (I did mine). Don't install the vermiculite if rain is expected that night or any day before you plan to install the liner.
Thanks very much, so either option, I might finish at 8pm Friday night with the vermiculite and start installing the liner 12 hours later at 8:00am. Is that going to be an issue?