Replacing your swimming pool liner and coping stones After the last maintenance visit when your pool was winterised and closed down, you may have discussed having some renovation work done on your swimming pool. One thought on top of the agenda is to change the liner. It may be that the pool liner is leaking, or the colour has faded. When you do open the pool and if you decide to change the pool liner, consider these points below: * Before you have your old pool liner replaced, think about having the stone coping and deck surround pressure cleaned. There’s nothing worse than to notice after the liner is installed that the surrounds look tatty and bedraggled… * Look around your swimming pool to see if there are any loose or chipped coping stones? You may want to replace these as they can be a danger to swimmers (Especially the younger swimmers and toddlers) * If there is loose or damaged pool coping, decide whether to change some or all of them. * If you favour changing all of the coping, your swimming pool will look like the first time it was installed, brand new, fresh and clean again. Furthermore, ask the pool liner installers, (before the order goes through to the liner manufacturers) that you wish to look at a sample book, so you can consider an alternative pattern or colour. *Don’t forget about the pool decking. If you have paving around your pool you should check for loose, cracked or wobbly paving. These again are unsafe for pool users and should be repaired, relayed or replaced before the pool liner is installed and you start using your swimming pool. It is nice to see an old swimming pool renovated and loA good idea is to take some photo’s of your swimming pool as it is now, during and when the pool liner is replaced and the pool is finished. By John Cox TnISPE