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Pool Cove Installation – Product Review

Pool Cove is an economical alternative to sand coves.  Pool Cove has an adhesive backing for quick installation.
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Pool Cove is an economical alternative to sand coves. Pool Cove has an adhesive backing for quick installation during the pool liner installation process. It also helps prevent excessive stretching and wearing of your new pool liner.

Pool Cove is an essential part of your pool liner installation. It provides support and acts as a barrier to keep the pool liner against the ground of the pool. Pool Cove will not wash away or deteriorate over time.

Pool Liner Installation

It is essential that you install the pool cove before the pool liner installation occurs. This will allow you to add added protection to your pool liner and prevent foot prints which occurs from the traditional sand cove.


Peel and Place Pool Cove – 48” long with an adhesive backing for quick and easy installation

Adds years of life to your liner – seals the space between the wall and pool liner to prevent liner strain


Pool Cove is lightweight and easy to handle during the pool liner installation. When using Pool Cove you will need to have a sand base as the foundation of your above ground pool. Using pool cove will help eliminate sand from washing away and helps keep the liner in place. A small investment that will add years to the life of your pool liner!

Peel N' Stick Foam Pool Cove

Original Gladon XL Peel N’ Place Pool Cove keeps its shape and is quick and easy to install – just peel the adhesive backing and install the cove to the inside circumference of your pool wall.

  • June 4, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Do you put pool wall foam up before or after you do the coves? Also do you put pool flooring over sand first then coves? For example I am putting a tarp over our sand. When do I install the coves.

    • June 4, 2014 at 6:06 PM

      Hi Janice, follow these steps:

      1. Put 3-4 inches of fine mason sand across the entire bottom of the pool from wall to wall.
      2. Install the Wall Foam from the top of the pool wall down (the gap at the bottom will be concealed by the cove).
      3. Install the Liner Pad on top of the sand.
      4. Install the Foam Cove at the base of the pool wall on top of the Liner Pad.

      Any questions feel free to give us a call.

  • June 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    The back of the pool foam cove has a notch that looks to fit over the pool wall channel. If 3-4 inches is placed along entire bottom of pool from wall-to-wall, that will cover the pool wall channel. The notch will not be used. Is this correct, does it need to fit over anything? Thank you for clarifying.

    • June 9, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      Yes, you are correct. The notch will not be used. Please put the cove on top of the 3-4” of sand. This will give you the correct height for your pool liner.

  • June 9, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Am I correct in saying first you set the pool wall up, then add 3″ of sand inside of pool wall, so it’s 3′ inches up the wall?

    • June 13, 2016 at 11:57 AM

      No, that is not correct. Here are the correct instructions for supporting your above ground pool liner: Install 3-4 inches of fine mason sand across the entire bottom of the pool from wall to wall and 4-7″ on an angle against the pool wall (this is considered the cove). The idea of a cove is to take the stress off of the liner seam (where the side vinyl wall panel is heat sealed to the bottom vinyl floor panel). This can be done with Foam Pool Cove or a basic sand cove.

      This is a very helpful article that shows different ways to install a correct base for an above ground pool liner.

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