Is my pool liner stretched too tight?
This question was submitted by Janet R from Kennesaw,GA
We get asked this question a lot. Mostly people are concerned with the pool liner “bulging out” in the corners of the pool when a new pool liner has been installed. This bulging is a function of the physics involved as the water pressure forces the liner against the wall in the corners and is usually considered normal. It is important to understand that tight radius corners (such as 6″ radius) will always bulge out a little. There should be roughly one to three inches of air space behind the liner in the corners of a 6″ radius pool.
Some pool companies will tell you that they can get the corners to fit perfectly with no air space behind the corners. This is a sales pitch and is not possible! It also indicates that the person either lacks pool liner experience or is not planning on backing up their work.
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