When you want to revamp your Long Island swimming pool, a vinyl pool liner replacement might be in order. This is one of the easiest ways to make a big difference in the look of your pool. In this article, we are going to talk more about vinyl pool liner replacement and things you should think about as you are getting the job done.
Things You Must Know About Vinyl Pool Liner Replacement
If you decide that you don’t want to pay an installation professional to take care of your vinyl pool liner replacement, you can follow the tips below to do it yourself. On the other hand, if you decide it is too much trouble to do yourself just give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you.
#1 – Removing Your Old Pool Liner
Before you start to remove your old pool liner, you need to ensure that it isn’t going to rain for 3 to 5 days. You will need to drain your pool fully by using a portable sump pump or commercial pump. The fastest way to do it is to rent a sump pump and try to get at least a 1.5 inch hose. Be ready to run it for a couple of hours depending on your pool size.
All of your faceplates and step gaskets should be removed. Cutting the liner into sections will make your removal process easier. This is a great time to inspect the floor and walls for damage or anything that could ruin your new pool liner. Your floor should be smooth and you can duct tape the seams on the walls so they don’t show through the liner.
#2 – Installing the Liner
Ensure that you completely install your liner before you start to fill it with any water. Put the liner at the deep end outside of the swimming pool and have the arrow face the shallow end. Remove the vinyl from the box and unfold width-wise. Keep the liner away from anything sharp so you don’t cause any rips. Two people should be holding the deep end corners and two people should be holding the shallow end corners. The liner should be pulled to the shallow end but make sure you don’t drag the liner across the bottom of the pool.
Liner beads then need to be snapped into the liner track. Adjust the liner so the seams are horizontal across the pool. Once the liner bead is secured in the liner track around the pool you need to remove a small amount of the liner from bead to insert around 36″ of vacuum hose behind the liner making sure not to let the hose touch the pool base. To get the best results you need to do this on the opposite side of your skimmer around the middle of your pool. If you have a large pool, you might need two vacuums.
You’ll need to install the hose and cover the skimmer. The vacuum needs to be turned on so it can pull the liner into place. As it is suctioned, adjust it to fit your pool.
If you need anymore help with your vinyl pool liner replacement and the process, give us a call and we will be glad to help you.