Pool Liner Prep Work

Our pool has never been in good shape while we owned this house.  On closing day, the liner was stained and falling off the track.

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We pulled it out to uncover a solid base, with three-foot tall fiberglass side panels.

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Due to the way the pool was originally constructed, it will always need a full liner.  Before installing the liner, Ben had to fill any cracks.  A few in the hopper of the pool were large, which Ben used mortar to fill, in addition to the broken main drain.

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For smaller cracks, he applied a heavy-duty sealant, smoothing it with a putty knife.

Pool House Patched Cracks in Pool Overall

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Gaps between the fiberglass panels and hairline cracks in the concrete could potentially show through the liner.

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A new aluminum track will surround the pool coping stones, with the liner lip tucking in the groove.

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Speaking of the coping stones, they were looking a bit rough after the construction mess.

 

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I stocked up on Magic Erasers and scrubbed off the grout residue and old caulking.

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Thankfully, it all came off pretty easily and looks as good as new.  While I don’t love the white fiberglass tile, I think once the white terrazzo liner is in, it won’t be such a stark contrast against the dark tile.

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2 thoughts on “Pool Liner Prep Work

  1. i love this project so much, i am always checking your blog to see how things are progressing. thanks and i can’t wait for you all to swim.

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