My first post, but I have referenced TFP on different occasions - great stuff!
In the Hampton Roads, VA area, we've had 25-30" of rain in the past 4-6 weeks, with Hurricane Mathew last weekend as the latest. Our already saturated ground got another 10" or so last Saturday into Sunday.
While I was able to keep the pool pumped down throughout the storm, about a 10' section of liner came off the combing due to the saturated ground. My liner floated in several other spots as well, but after a couple of days, almost everything was back to normal. I was able to get the liner back in the track, too. Does not appear that I have any tears or leaks.
My problem is that the ground water separated the foam padding from the wall (wall are hard plastic, not steel), so the foam is now bunched-up behind the liner in several places. And while I believe the liner is OK, I fear that the bunched-up pad behind the liner could potentially hurt the liner in the long run.
My question: Can/Should I pull the liner from the track and rip the padding out in the affected areas? I tried it today, and I can safely separate the liner to get to the padding.
BTW, pool and liner are just shy of 8yrs old, and I've never had a single liner issue (no "floating", etc.) until this past month.
Thanks for any and all help!