How To Set up a Beaded Pool Liner for an Oval Pool

This guide will help you to install a Beaded Pool Liner in an Oval Pool. There are some subtle differences covered here between installing a Beaded Liner in as Oval Pool versus a Round Pool.

1. UNPACK LINER - Take the liner out of its shipping box and lay it out in the sun to make it more flexible and help get the winkles out. If you use a knife to open the box, be very careful that you don't cut the liner. Check the liner seams and surfaces for tears and holes. It's easier to fixed then now than in the pool.

2. VIEW LINER - Liners are typically identified by how they are attached to the top of the pool wall. Many liners come as what is called a UNIBEAD liner. They can be used as a SNAP BEADED liner or a V-BEADED liner. These styles are shown here. The V_BEADED liner fits over the top of the wall. The SNAP BEADED liner fits into a special bead track added to the top of the wall.

3. CONVERT TO A SNAP BEADED LINER - To covert the Unibead liner to a Snap Bead liner, make a two inch cut in the seam of the V-Bead as shown here and start to separate the V.

4. SEPARATE V - Starting at the 2" cut in the seam, pull the top of the V off the top of the liner.

5. INSTALL TOP TRACK - Push the liner track onto the top of the wall. 

6. REBUNDLE LINER - After the Liner has become warm, re-roll the liner so that it can be transferred inside the pool. Fold it along the long side of the Oval so you will be able to roll it out across the long length of the pool inside the pool.

7. LIFT LINER INTO POOL - Transfer the liner over the top of the wall to a person inside the pool.

8. ROLL LINER OUT - Open the liner down the middle of the pool along the longer length. Then spread the liner out towards the pool walls. Do this in your stocking feet. DO NOT step on liner with your shoes. Make sure the oval shape of the liner lines up with the oval shape of the pool.

9. BACK KICK LINER INTO CORNER - There should be a seam in the liner between the liner floor and the liner wall. Stand at the wall facing toward the center of the pool and gently push the seam into the corner of the pool by hopping up and kicking your heals into the corner. Do this all around the pool until the corner seam in in the corner of the pool. This action should remove the major wrinkles in the liner floor.

10. PUSH SNAP BEAD INTO TRACK - Push the beaded edge of the liner into the liner track.

11. INSTALL RESIN TOP RAIL - Secure the Resin Top Rails onto the uprights.

12. VIEW TOP COVERS - View the Top Covers. They are usually split into two sections: lower and upper. Also note that the covers for the oval ends are shaped differently than the covers for the flat sides.

13. PLACE LOWER TOP COVERS - Place the lower half of the Top Cover onto an Upright Post and slide it up until it is fully engaged with the Resin Top Rails.

14. SECURE LOWER TOP COVER - Secure the Lower Top Cover to the Upright Post with a single screw.

15. PLACE UPPER TOP COVER - Place the Upper Top Cover over the top of the Upright Post so that it engages with the Lower Top Cover.

16. SECURE UPPER TOP COVERS - Secure the Upper Top Cover to the Lower Top Cover with a single screw.

17. REPEAT FOR OTHER TOP COVERS - Repeat the last four steps for the other Top Covers.

18. FILL POOL TO 1 INCH - Begin filling the pool to a depth of 1 inch. As it is filling, back kick the liner corner seam into the corner of the pool to remove any remaining winkles in the liner floor. After the pool has filled to 1", you will not be able to move the liner.

19. FILL POOL TO HALF FULL - After removing any floor winkles, fill the pool to half the pool depth.

20. INSTALL SKIMMER - See your pool installation instructions for installing the pool Skimmer and pump connections. Note: you will have to have the pool at least half full to provide stability to the wall before adding the weight of the skimmer.

21. INSTALL SAFETY LABEL 1 - Install the larger safety label on the outside of the pool where you enter the pool, Note: your warranty may be void if the safety labels are not installed.

22. INSTALL SAFETY LABEL 2 - Install the smaller safety label across from the pool entry, inside the pool and just above the water level.

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