I moved into a house with a vinyl liner pool early this summer. The liner is in it's 8th or 9th season (15-year), but I've had to patch several times over the summer (mostly on the cove in the corner). This might be from my vacuum robot (Dolphin Nautilus) or bad brush technique (or a shifted liner I have two pronounced wrinkles in the shallow end I'll try to fix around closing).
I'm trying to plan ahead I'm thinking about replacements (Is it common to replace a 15 yr liner after 8?). Obviously I could put in another liner, but I was thinking about pebblesheen or something like that (i.e. something I can't tear), so I had a few questions.
Is that possible?
What are good times of year to do this (I'm in St Louis MO)?
Can I add new features (like a sun shelf, etc.)?
Ballpark cost (I mean are we talking 5k, 10k, more? 27400 gal pool, 18x34, 8'8" in deep end)?
Thanks for any advice/help you can offer?