Pool Cove For Above Ground Pools
When installing an above ground pool or pool liner it’s important to make sure you have a proper pool cove. The cove is there to make sure the liner does not come in contact with the pool frame rails or other components. The frame rails, connector plates, buttress pieces etc can puncture the vinyl material due to sharp edges or corners. Another benefit of the pool cove is it relieves stress on the pool liner seams. When using a proper sized pool cove the liner doesn’t have to stretch as far and the material is under less pressure.
The pool cove in the image below shows how pre-formed pool cove kits make for a uniform and professional finish to your above ground pool project. The preformed flexible wedge shaped pieces measure 4″H x 3″W x 48″L and made from chemically neutral closed cell Ethafoam. They’re placed around the entire inside perimeter of the pool at the base of the wall, and held in place by a tacky adhesive backing. The adhesive is covered by a clear, releasable film that is peeled away when the cove is being installed. The adhesive backing attaches the cove section to the pool wall and holds it firmly in place.