Is there a way winterizing an inground pool located in Virginia that will prevent the liner bead from pulling out?
Two winters in a row, I followed the following routine. I lowered the water level to about an inch below the return jets, blew out the return and skimmer lines, added antifreeze, installed plugs and gizmos. Put in the winterizing chemicals! Then my inflated pool pillows and secured the cover. The first year about 2 feet of bead was pulled loose, hot water and was able get it back in. This year 2 corners were pulled loose. One corner went in with gentle heating with a hair dryer. The second was a bear, even with 140 degree hot water.
I know this is way ahead of time to be worrying about this but, if I have to buy anything, I'd rather do it sooner rather than later.
A second question if I may...should you keep the water level below the return jets of just let the pool fill back up as long as it doesn't go above the skimmers?