First post here...
I live in NJ and have a 18x36 IG pool. It has steel walls (rusting - not galvanized ), vinyl liner, aluminum coping, and deck is pavers.
Over the winter I lost a lot of water. I think I have a leak, but no idea how that happened, as it was fine when I closed it.
Anyways, the liner came out of the track on both the 18' sides (ends) of the pool.
I put the liner back in the track and got some liner lock and put all the way around the pool, because I want to fill it and want to reduce the chance of it coming out of the track as it's being filled.
I am ready to try and fill it (nice hot memorial weekend coming and the liner should stretch, right?) but wondering if I should drain the rest of the water out first? the only reason I am thinking this is because there are some wrinkles at the top of the water line (in the deep end) and I am not sure I'll be able to get the wrinkles out. How do you get wrinkles out when filling?
I live on the top of a hill, so the water table is not an issue (liner won't float, if drained).
I never drained an IG pool before and wanted some advice (or warnings) on whether I should drain it all the way and get the liner set right, or leave the water in the pool (what's left) and start from there.
See pics attached.
Thanks in advance for the help!