Opened my pool yesterday - Central PA - 16x32 with a 8' deep diving end - built in '08 - Pool Pilot SWG
I use the test kit I got here and keep my water chemistry pretty good - I LOVE my SWG pool. Maintenance is minimal.
I've had wrinkles for ever and I've tried the plunger trick with no results. There are 2 and they are both on sloped areas. The big one seems bigger than when I closed in Oct. last year. Did some searching and found an old post that detailed a way to remove em by putting water UNDER the liner but there are no pics, I guess the post is too old? (A Solution for Big Wrinkles)
I thought about calling the water truck in to remove some water so I can work on them then put it back - I don't want to start all over with new water. If I take all the water out I might as well just replace the liner now and get it over with. If you look at my pictures you can see that they are shaped like MONEY - in other words - I think this is NOT an easy or cheap problem to fix.
How long does a vinyl liner last before you should replace it? My gut tells me that if I develop a leak its gonna be at a wrinkle and I'll be re-lining the pool in an emergency type of situation - NOT looking forward to THAT!
Any suggestions on how to remove or reduce them? Is removing some water a bad idea? Is there a way to see the pics from the old post (2008). Lots of people commended the guy's technique and it seemed like a problem solver - just hard to follow without the images to back up the words.
Thanks in advance for any input -