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Stripping out liner!!

I have to have a new liner fitted and I am taking the old one out. The liner itself is a doddle, but is there any way of removing the felt under it? It's coming off, but is leaving like hairs of it behind and I haven't got to the WET bits yet!!

It has to be changed because it's leaking like a sieve and I believe that when anyone was in the pool it was pressing the water from behind it back into the pool and causing the water problems I had been having! Can't be too bad for a liner that is at least 20 years old though?

How 'clean' does the concrete pool 'hole' have to be before the new liner is fitted as well? Any ideas please?

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Re: Stripping out liner!!

As clean as you can get it but the felt layer should go back in and on the bottom too.  I fold the felt at the top to form a double thickness to fill the small air gap created by the liner lock as it prevents dirt and small gritty bit's from commencing their journey down the side of the liner.

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Ta for the quick reply TP. I have found that the felt is on the bottom too, but it's going to be a real cow to remove it. I have been using a garden hoe and if that is the only way it is going to be a long hard job!

The felt that will pull off and leave the hairy stuff behind, I have found that my gas blow lamp gets rid of that, but that's only going to work on the walls. Do you have any other ways to get the felt up from the floor mate Confused [8-)] ?

After I had drained as much water out as I could with the pool pump I got a lot more out using a plastic dust pan and bucket. The liner was floating on a load more that had got under it. I just hope that it doesn't fill too much again if it rains Woot! [:-))]

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Re: Stripping out liner!!

Sorry John, nothing fantastic to offer but have you tried your Fein multi with the scraper blade?


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What a star you is TP Beer [B]Beer [B] You know more about me than me. I hadn't thought about my Fein?

Fein, I'm goin to live forever! Thinks? I could write a song about that  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poNxrtz_p40

I'll have to make sure there ain't any water around for that Woot! [:-))]

I wish that it would come out as easily as the liner. I have a lino cutting blade in my knife and it made it so very easy.

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I have decided that stripping the felt out is akin to shearing a concrete skinned sheep 9 metres by 4.5 by 1.4 high and by the time I have finished, if I manage to retain the small amount of sanity I have that it won't be a job that I would do for a living Woot! [:-))] The Fein works but it's wearing the scraper down at an alarming rate!

After about 4 hours in the pool today I have stripped off about 5 of the 27 meters of wall and doing a rubber, as opposed to a soft, shoe shuffle some of the floor as well Blink [blink]Blink [blink] When the bloke comes wot is fitting the liner I am going to ask him how much to remove the rest of the  bleedin felt. Life is too short for that kind of job for me Cry Out [:'(]Cry Out [:'(]

Such is life or is that say la veeee Confused [8-)]

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I do sympathise, there are definitely some jobs for which life is too short.

Just a thought but would a garden strimmer do it? especially one that has the metal blades in the spinning head rather than the cord?


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Well! There was a nice surprise for me when I realised that there isn't much of the floor covered by the felt, so that is almst done now.

The fitting guy has told me that if I can't get all of the felt off by pulling it off then a 'lance du flame' would get the rest off and leave a good surface. So I have spent most of the day in the pool with a good pair of gloves, my 13kg gas bottle and blowlamp and a wire brush. Now I have just one end and one side wall to do with a small bit in the middle where it's still a bit wet.

May well be a rest day tomorrow as rain is forcast?

Then to build a new set of steps and be ready for him to fit the new liner in June Cool [8-|]


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