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The liner is the plastic membrane that lies atop the pool and ensures that the water remains inside of the pool. Installing the pool liner for an above ground pool may be something that you decide to hire a professional to do because it can be problematic for the person who has never done it before. However if you do decide to tackle the task yourself here are some things that you need to think about in order to do it successfully. Once the sod has been dug out and the ground has been leveled for the pool's foundation you then need to make a foundation for the liner. Herbicide and sand need to be placed in the area where you plan to build the pool. Choose a nut grass killer that will keep roots from growing underneath the pool. You then need to make sure that the sand is flattened and smoothed down as much as possible in order that it can provide a superior base surface for the liner. This is important for the stability of the pool. To provide further protection for the pool walls it is wise to install what is known as a cove. A cove is a border that it fitted around the bottom edging and is attached at the wall's base. You can construct a cover out of pre-formed foam or a sand wedge. The reason the cove is so important to the liner installation is because when water pressure combines with the shifting of the sand it can cause the liner to move beneath the ground and the pool's walls, which makes the foundation not as steady. This is particularly important to bear in mind when you are putting in a new pool. If you have an old pool and are replacing the liner because it has become worn then you should inspect the cove closely to make sure it is still in tiptop shape. If it is not then you may have to replace it as well. Before you lay the liner in the right position you should stretch it out in your yard and make sure that is in superior shape. If you find any holes or rips in it then you need to take it back to the store and get a replacement. Not all holes will be large ones that will be very obvious. Some may be very small and you may miss them upon a first inspection so take a look over the liner a second (or third time) if need be. Leave no stone unturned in this respect! The last thing you want is to install the liner for your above ground pool and then discover to your chagrin that there is a leak in it! Always check it over thoroughly. You might even want someone else to help you to look it over. A second pair of eyes can come in handy.