Hi I have an inground vinyl pool thats leaking very quickly. I've recently vacuumed the pool around a patch and opened a pool light to TRY to change a bulb. I also noticed small crack in the skimmer. Fast forward a few days and the level is now 6-8" below the original level.
The most suspect area is a failed patch. This leak was caused from my father dropping a chlorine tab in the pool and leaving it there. The result was a tear, discoloration, and crevice the size of my fist. The professional simply cut a patch of our spare liner, glued it in and pressed down with a pole. It held for 3 years.
I fixed the skimmer cracks with epoxy but could use some help on detection and repair. Can someone suggest a course of action?
My current intention is to buy a leak detection dye, check the niche, repair niche, get a better brass screw for niche? (I think someone put the wrong screw in), somehow dive in to 9' deep and check previous professional patch, fill in sand somehow to level floor, repair the patch with a larger patch.
Should I look into getting this professionally repaired? I know I can only last for 15 sec in the deep end. Also how much can i let my vinyl pool drain and still be safe? I've heard the first step and the last step on the shallow end from people.