How do I Install a Jedco Pool Border?

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How do I Install a Jedco Pool Border?
Jedco pool borders can update the appearance of older pools. (colourful pool toy float in a blue water pool image by Jorge Moro from

Jedco pool borders are available in six designs to update the appearance of a pool. Pool borders stick to concrete and plastic liners equally as well. Jedco borders are precut in lengths of 2 linear feet for ease of installation on flat and rounded walls in a circular or uniquely shaped pool.

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Things you need

  • Submersible pump
  • Pool surface cleaner
  • Push broom
  • Plastic squeegee

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  1. 1

    Place a submersible pump in the swimming pool to drain the pool partially. Turn the pump to the "On" position and place the drain hose outside of the pool. Drain 12 inches of water from the top of the pool.

  2. 2

    Squirt pool surface cleaner on the exposed 12 inches of the pool's sides in a 10-foot horizontal section.

  3. 3

    Get in the pool and scrub the pool surface with a push broom to remove any calcium build-up or debris from the pool's side. Rinse the cleaner by dipping the push broom into the pool water and scrubbing the side.

  4. 4

    Repeat cleaning the perimeter of the pool's side in 10-foot sections until all the sides are clean.

  5. 5

    Let the exposed and clean sides dry for 24 hours.

  6. 6

    Pick up one section of Jedco pool border and peel the backing off, starting at one corner. Peel about 6 inches off the border to expose the sticky backing on the border.

  7. 7

    Line the top edge of the pool border up with the bottom of the top lip of the pool. Stick the peeled edge flat on the pool side and smooth any air bubbles out with a plastic squeegee.

  8. 8

    Wipe the border down and across with the squeegee with medium pressure.

  9. 9

    Pull another 6 inches of backing off the border and continue sticking it to the pool's side in the same manner. Continue this application process around the entire pool, butting the beginning and ending ends of each length up to each other.

  10. 10

    Return to the starting point and go around the entire border, wiping it from the centre outward in circular motions with the squeegee.

  11. 11

    Wait 24 hours before refilling the pool to its normal level.

Tips and warnings

  • Use scissors to cut the border around skimmers and any other protruding objects on a pool wall.
  • It is best to have a helper outside of the pool near the edge to hold the additional lengths of border with the backing so they don't encounter the water.
  • Borders stick best to a pool in temperatures of 15.6 to 37.8 degrees Celsius. Cooler temperatures make the adhesive harder to stick to the wall, and very warm temperatures will melt the adhesive in the application stage.
  • Do not peel the entire backing off one strip of the border at once. This action can lead to sagging and make the border uneven at the top when it sticks to the pool's side in the wrong area.

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