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    "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    Buying a house with a 17 x 35 x 8 Vinyl lined pool, and it has some wrinkles in the shallow end.
    is there a way to remove them?, or is it something to live with.
    17' x 35' x 8' in ground Vinyl lined, 24400 gal, age unknown
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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    Unfortunately, the only real, good way to do it is to drain the pool. Some smaller ones can be removed by carefully working them out to the edge by hand. I have heard of suction cups being used with some success but, I think they could cause more problems than good.
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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    You may be able to remove the wrinkles, it depends on how old the liner is and what caused the wrinkles in the first place. If the liner is old it may be brittle I would not attempt it until I was ready to replace the liner if it tears. With all the rain we have had these last couple of weekends the ground water level may be high and draining to fix the wrinkles could cause the liner to float and may actually make them worse. Can you post some pictures of the wrinkles?

    Here is a thread dealing with wrinkle removal.

    Can I fix a wrinkle in my inground liner myself?
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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    It's a coin toss. There is no way to know in advance, if attempting to work the wrinkles out will be successful.

    If you do attempt to work them out, then don't lower to water to less than 6 inches deep in the shallow end
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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    They are not bad
    I will try to post picks Monday
    mostly run side to side in the shallow end
    and may be seam repairs / reinforcements
    17' x 35' x 8' in ground Vinyl lined, 24400 gal, age unknown
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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    One thing for sure
    Living this close to the coast, with all this rain I am NOT going to lower the water level, right now
    She will float the pool for sure.

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    BTW what are any special precautions I should take, to prevent chemically wrinkling the liner?
    17' x 35' x 8' in ground Vinyl lined, 24400 gal, age unknown
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    Hayward Super II Pump
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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    Do the wrinkles still have water in them or are they "tight"?

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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    they seemed pretty firm when stepped on, no "squish"
    17' x 35' x 8' in ground Vinyl lined, 24400 gal, age unknown
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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    We would need to know a set of test results to comment on your pool water. Low pH always seems to be an issue with wrinkling.
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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    If they are tight, the underlying water that caused them has receded and you won't be able to budge them without a lot of work. The decision to deal with them is based on how old the liner is... My gut feeling is to live with them.

    Have you ordered a good test kit yet?

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    Re: "Un Wrinkling a Vinyl liner

    I have the Leslies branded Taylor kit
    As of yesterday
    FC. 7.5
    PH 7.2
    TA 40
    CH. 70
    CYA. 60
    17' x 35' x 8' in ground Vinyl lined, 24400 gal, age unknown
    Pentair Cartridge Filter
    Hayward Super II Pump
    ( liquid bleach)
    Richard

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