Preparation: Tile borders must be applied to a clean, dry surface. Surface temperature should be at least 60°F and no more than 100°F during application. Begin by lowering water level 10” to 12” (borders will measure 6” OR 9“with an additional 4”‐ 6” of dry surface area for installation). Surface must then be cleaned and free of any algae, dirt or oils using any vinyl and tile Surface Cleaner. Once the surface has been cleaned the final step is to wipe down the entire area where the border will be applied using a 50/50 solution of water and alcohol. BorderLines™ will adhere to your surface under water once they have been applied and cured but it is very important for both the surface and the border itself to be completely dry during installation.
Application: Your BorderLines™ tile border will follow the top edge of your pool as a guide for placement. We recommend using the wall skimmer as a starting point. Begin by gently peeling off several inches of the backing material and securing the exposed border to the surface. Adhere the border using a BorderLines™ plastic squeegee or a soft dry cloth to apply pressure, working outward toward the edge. Continue to peel material and apply the exposed border using firm pressure and by overlapping strokes to ensure that a good bond is achieved. Once a full section of border is applied pay particular attention to the edges, reapplying pressure if necessary to ensure proper adhesion. Apply additional border sections side by side in a continuous pattern around the perimeter of pool. A very slight overlap from section to section is recommended. If you come to a wall mounted obstruction, such as a return inlet or skimmer, the border can be carefully cut using scissors to go around the fitting. Once you have completed the application and return to the original skimmer starting point you can cut the border and tuck behind the skimmer faceplate to end.
IMPORTANT! Take one more opportunity to go over the edges of the border applying circular pressure, particularly where it will be submerged in water. ALLOW 24 HOURS FOR ADHESIVES TO FULLY CURE BEFORE REFILLING YOUR POOL to its normal operational level. PREPARATION AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED IN ORDER FOR BORDERLINES™ TO ADHERE PROPERLY TO POOL SURFACE. Product will adhere to the following: vinyl, fiberglass, acrylic and stainless steel pool walls.
Custom Pools: If applying to a custom shape with radius corners you will want to tape the border up with masking tape prior to removing the backing sheet. This will allow you to determine how the border will look in and around curves and if you will need to cut and splice the border to make such bends, see photos at the bottom of this page to learn more.
NOTE: Borderlines™ uses a removable adhesive system for ease of installation and future removal. Borderlines™ is not intended to be removed and re‐applied other than on initial installation. Once a border has been applied, cured and submerged in water removal will void guarantee and border section cannot be reapplied.
WARRANTY NOTE: The water chemistry of your pool must be maintained and balanced so as not to affect the warranty performance, our borders include a 3 year pro-rated warranty, Click Here to read our warranty.
CUSTOM POOL WALL INSTALLATION TIPS HERE:
Use this method for difficult curved corners on fiberglass pools:
If applying to a custom shape with radius corners you will want to tape the border up with masking tape prior to removing the backing sheet. This will allow you to determine how the border will look in and around curves and if you will need to cut and splice the border to make such bends.
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