The beginning of this season we noticed a crevice that had formed over winter under the liner on one side of the pool. It's about 3-4" deep, 2-3" wide and runs about 25 feet along the length of the pool. My pool builder came out early this season to look and said its either from settling or from a mole. Regardless, the fix for this is to drain the whole pool, take the liner up, and smooth the sand underneath. They said it would be fine this summer and they would do it before closing in the fall. I've been trying not to think about it all summer because it sounds like a nightmare. I'm not even sure how this is going to happen.
My main concern that I'm not sure how to address is draining the pool. My yard is on a rather hefty slope. My house actually sits below the level of the road in front of my house and continues downward toward the back of my yard, which ends in a stream. We have a septic system. There are no drainage ditches or sewers nearby for me to drain into. Where exactly am I supposed to put over 15,000 gallons of water? Does anyone have any ideas? Can you hire a pool water truck to drain your pool as opposed to fill it?!
My other concern is the liner - does removing and reinstalling it pose a risk to the integrity of the liner?
Thanks for any advice. I'm still hoping the problem will just magically go away on its own if I continue to ignore it a little longer.