I made a few mistakes with my pool and I think they are going to cost me big time!
I used the BBB method with great success last year but didn't think to read up on how to close the pool properly. I just dumped a few extra gallons of bleach into it and covered the pool.
We opened our pool yesterday and we have three issues:
1) We only have 2.5 feet of water in the pool! My husband suspects a small slow leak in the liner somewhere. He suspected this last year.
2) There is a nasty brown ring that starts at the bottom of the pool walls and goes all the way up 2.5 feet. Never had this before. I'm thinking I missed an important step when I closed the pool (like adding algecide?) and this is my own fault. Hopefully it will come off with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser as someone on this website suggested. (Thank you!)
3) But the biggest issue is ..... a portion of our liner is slipping into the pool. It happened in the exact same spot last year and cost $75.00 to be fixed. Coincidentally (or not?) it's in the exact spot where I saw a neighborhood child standing on top of the pool wall and jumping off of it into the pool two years ago. A pool repairman is coming over today to fix it AGAIN My husband thinks it's my fault -- that when I cut the excess liner off that was hanging all around the pool with a razor and putty knife that I cut too much off. It was fine for 4 years though and if that was the casue I'd think it would be slipping into the pool in more than just one spot.
So all of you knowledgable pool owners out there, I ask you ...
Would you try to salvage this liner or just cut your loses and get a new one??
I took pics of these issues this morning and can attach them in an email to anyone who wants to see them. I was unable to successfully attach them to this post.
Thank you!! 8)
(who is no longer allowed to use putty knifes or razors and promises to read up on how to close a pool!)