Pool Liner Installation Tips for Beaded Liner
If you currently have a pool
that takes an Overlap Liner, you can convert it to a pool that
takes a Beaded
Liner. You would purchase
Receivers which simply slide over the top edge of the pool wall.
Converting an Overlap Pool to a Bead Receiver Pool is especially
desirable when you are adding a deck or partial deck around the pool.
Beaded liners are easier to install than Overlap
Pool Liners – there
is no guesswork about lining up a pattern and accessing the top edge
of the pool can be a challenge when there is deck in the way.
Upon receipt, carefully inspect the pool liner to make sure there
was no damage incurred during shipping nor any factory defects. Look
over the seams to make sure there are no separations.
Make sure that you have leveled out the earth beneath the liner
placement. Ensure that all rocks and pebbles have been removed prior
to installing the pool liner.
You must use a cove against
the pool wall. A Pool
Cove is either a purchased item that we offer
you may use sand to create
a wedge between the floor and the pool wall. This “wedge” should
be a build up of sand at a 45 degree angle and should measure approximately
4 inches between the floor and the pool wall. Click here to see our
easy to install Pool Cove and just how many 4 foot pieces of Pool
Cove you will need to buy for your pool size. Pool Cove takes the
place of the earth mound in the illustration that follows.
You may use a sand base on the ground beneath your pool liner or
you may purchase Floor
Padding. Our Floor Padding is a geotextile
product that prevents nut grass from growing through your pool liner.
This product is sometimes called a Gorilla
Floor Pad. It also helps
prevent footprints or dents which are common when sand is used.
Another item you may wish to use is Wall
Foam which is a foam product
that lines the pool wall prior to installing the pool liner. It stops
any rust from staining the pool liner. The wall foam can be attached
Now that your ground is prepared and your floor and cove are ready,
it is time to install the pool liner.
Take off your shoes. Put the pool liner (still in its box) into
the center of the pool. Take the pool liner out of the carton. Unfold
the liner carefully with the pattern side up. Lay out the liner so
that the seam around the floor is laying centered on the pool cove.
Adjust the liner layout until it looks even around the pool.
Once you are satisfied with the pool liner position,
you are ready to install the liner. You will notice that there is
a hard shaped
edge (the bead) at the top of your liner. This edge snaps into a
track or Bead Receiver. We recommend that you secure the liner at
positions that correspond with the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions on a
clock, then fill in the rest.
Turn on your garden hose and begin to fill the pool. DO NOT CUT
ANY HOLES for skimmers or returns until the water is just below them.
You may want to use a shop vac to suck the air out from between
the pool liner and the pool wall. The skimmer opening must be covered,
so cut a piece of cardboard and tape it over the opening. Connect
the shop vac to the back side of the return hole where your water
returns to the pool and tape it in place. You will need to tape it
at an angle, do not attach it level with the floor but at about a
45 degree angle. Turn on the shop vac until the pool liner is against
You may have some slight wrinkles
in the pool liner during the installation process. You can usually
the small wrinkles to the edges if
you push them with a soft broom with about 3 to 4 inches of water
in the pool. Don’t wait until you have much more water in the
pool than this because water is VERY heavy! Do not forcefully drag
the liner to the sides.