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Vaccuum Hose to Pull Pool Liner Taught

Posted by GeneF on May 28th, 2000 01:33 PM
In reply to vacuum hose to pull a swimming pool liner taut pull a swimming pool liner taut by M Sidney on May 28th, 2000 06:20 AM [Go to top of thread]

I watched the installers of my above ground
pool use this method. Subesquently, I had
to replace the liner myself. I used the same
technique, and it works wonderful.

You put the liner in the pool as normal. When you
have the liner as close to the final position as possible,
you put the intake side of your vaccuum cleaner hose
down through the square opening for the skimmer. Push
it down a ways so that it has a couple of feet of hose inside
pool between the liner and the inner wall.

At this point, we had the plastic runners already on the tops
of the pool walls to keep the liner from slipping down
and in. Turning on the vaccuum, sucks the air from between
the liner and the wall, pressing the liner nicely against
the pool wall. I also think we used some masking tape
to seal the edges of the liner against the part of the skimmer
opening (from the outside) the idea being to keep outside air
from being sucked into the liner space.

As the liner pressed and conformed itself to the ground and the
walls, we began to fill the pool. As the pool filled, the water pressure
combined with the suction, made a wonderful installation.

Of course you cant fill the pool all the way, as your skimmer isnt in yet,
but I bet you could install the skimmer first, and slip the hose
down a different area along the wall, and fill it even higher.

I just did as I saw it being done. Works very well.

Good Luck

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