How To Install An Above Ground Pool Liner

Preparation Of The Pool Floor
1. Spread a 2” layer of brick sand over the entire pool foundation area inside the base rails. Use a rake to make the
sand at and smooth. Tamp sand to help reduce foot prints. Instead of brick sand, you can use foam oor
padding
2.With the brick sand, make a curved cove about 8” high and 8” wide all around the bottom of the pool wall on
the inside. Pack rmly into shape. Pre-cast Styrofoam cove can also be used.
Overlap Pool Liner Installation
1.Place the closed liner carton in the center of the pool.
2.Open the carton. To avoid damaging the liner, DO NOTuse a knife or anything sharp to open the carton.
3.Unpack and unfold the liner and spread it out in the sun to warm up.
4.Inspect all seams for tears and surfaces for holes.
5.Spread out liner. The curved seam should be centered on the cove at the base wall. The other seams will form straight lines across the bottom of the pool. If seams appear to have flaps, check to see if correct side is up.
6.Smooth out all wrinkles in the bottom.
9.Lift the sides of the liner and drape over the top of the pool wall.
10.
Refer to
“OPTIONAL STEP TO ELIMINATE WRINKLES”
section or continue with
STEP 11
.
11.Start filling the pool with water. As the pool fills, work out wrinkles and smooth liner to the walls. Remove the plastic coping around the top edge of the wall one piece at a time and adjust the liner. Keep smoothing out the wrinkles.
12.Do not install face plates, inlets, light fixtures, etc. until water reaches 3” below each opening. Premature installation might result in the liner tearing away from the opening due to stretching
as the water level increases!
13.Proceed filling pool until water reaches desired level.
BEADED LINER INSTALLATION
1.
Fasten the liner in place
(THIS STEP APPLIES TO BEADED LINER INSTALLATION ONLY!
).
2.
Lift the sides of the liner and insert the beaded edge into the liner retainer on THE TOP EDGE.
3.
Continue with
STEP 10
.
OPTIONAL STEP TO ELIMINATE WRINKLES
1.To remove air (which causes wrinkles) from behind the liner, insert a vacuum cleaner hose through the
skimmer hole in the pool wall behind the liner from the outside of the pool. For the most ecient air
removal, seal the area around the hose and the skimmer hole using cardboard and masking tape.
2.Turn vacuum cleaner on. While vacuum is running, you should be adjusting the liner with short tugs to
eliminate wrinkles. If you have trouble shifting the liner into position, shut vacuum o for a few minutes.
You should then be able to adjust the problem area before continuing with the vacuum suction.
3.Start lling the pool with water. The vacuum cleaner should continue to run until water level nears the top.
Make sure to keep vacuum cleaner hose above the water level at all times.
4.Continue with
STEP 12.
Items needed include: screwdriver, sharp nail or ice pick, tamping tool, industrial vacuum or household
vacuum with lter bag removed, utility knife, 2 inch gray duct tape with non-asphaltic adhesive,
masking tape & garden hose.