We have had continual trouble with the line popping out of the track since the pool was new. The first couple of seasons, the pool builder fixed these pops and secured them by inserting dimes in the tracks. Since then, I have been able to fix most of them myself and use the same dime trick to keep it in place. This season, we have several other locations that have popped and I am having a lot of trouble getting the liner back in. I'm thinking that the only solution is to re-seat the line and then install a continuous strip of liner lock around the entire pool.
I have connected a garden hose to my domestic hot water system and use a sprayer nozzle to heat the liner but still can't stretch the liner enough to get it back into the track. In addition, this is really hard on my thumbs and have developed severe blisters trying to do this.
- Is this easier to do with less water in the pool? If so, how low should I drop the level? I hate to waste my perfectly balanced water.
- How well does the liner lock work?
- Is it easier to reseat the liner from the deck or in the water? I've always had better luck being in the pool.