Liner finally failed on my 15 year old Atlantic 24 x 52" round pool. I bought a Ocean Blue 24x52 beaded Crystal Wave liner for it. I had re-levelled the pool with a laser, sanded it up to the right level, used foam cove. Pool is round all dimensions within an inch. When I added water the liner sides pulled out of the bead as it filled the coving level. Long story short, after repeated attempts I'm wondering if I haven't received the incorrect liner somehow. It acts like there is not enough material across the bottom causing the sides to pull in during fill, and there is not enough stretch in the material to avoid getting too much tension against the bead. Temp was 87 here yesterday so it's not a cold liner issue.
My liner measurements from the top of the bead to the bottom seam are 48". Is that correct for a 52" beaded liner? The manufacturer has not been forthcoming giving me dimensions so I can cross-check.