Taking care of a swimming pool is a huge part in owning one. There are fun times like splashing around, having pool parties, and soaking up the sun’s rays, but there is also a lot of hard work involved. However, there is a part of your pool that is meant to help you with all of the hard work by protecting your swimming pool’s interior: the swimming pool liner. Having a quality swimming pool liner will help to expand the life of your swimming pool, and therefore give you more time beating the summer heat. So where do you start? Here are some steps to help install your pool’s interior guard.
- The first thing you want to do when installing or replacing a swimming pool liner is to take the new liner out of the box, unroll it and lay it out in the sun. It should soak up the sun for 30 minutes to an hour. The heat helps the liner to expand.
- While the liner is sitting in the sun, remove all of the water. You will be unable to install a liner with water in the pool, so get it all out!
- Remove all face plates from the pool. Leave the inside of the pool looking bald.
- Take off everything at the top of the pool as well, like handrails, ladders, ledges, etc. Everything should be removed from the pool.
- Use a sharp knife to remove your old swimming pool liner. If you cut it into small pieces, it will be easier to take off.
- The surface of the base of your pool should be completely even. If it is not, even it out because if you do not do so, then the liner will not fit properly.
- Before you start the actual installation process, sweep out every bit of grass, dirt, or other debris. Leave the bottom of your pool clean.
- Take your new pool liner. (which should be sitting out in the sun) and lay it down on the surface of your pool. Do not lay it down too tight to begin with.
- Most likely, there will be some extra liner, so drape it over the edges of your pool.
- Do not attempt to smooth out any wrinkles in the liner just yet! Keeping the wrinkles allows for some wiggle room.
- Begin to fill your pool back up with water! Keep an eye on the liner as the water is filling, and fix any errors in it as they occur. Once your pool is filled with water, the liner should stay in its place, at least for a while!
- In order to secure your liner, get some plastic coping clips and clip the overlapping liner to the edges of the pool.
The installation of a pool liner is pretty simple, so you should be able to do it by yourself, and does not cost a ridiculous amount of money. After you have installed your swimming pool liner, you can rest assured that the interior of the pool will be protected from harm.