My neighbor stopped over yesterday as my water truck arrived to check progress on my install.
He was commenting on my skimmer installation and mentioned that his leaks like crazy.
We both have essentially the same pools - 15x33 Above Ground.
While looking at his, I see that when the (POOL PEOPLE WHO INSTALLED IT!), cut the liner, they did a pretty bad job. You can pretty much see the hole / edge of the liner / pool wall under the bottom portion of the faceplate for the skimmer. The top and sides appear fine.
Obviously, the hole (at least the bottom portion) is too large. (And is gooped up with silicone. - And is "somewhat" holding water back - at least some water).
My questions is (His pool is 1 year old), could he (and me I guess at this point) drain below the skimmer and use some patch / adhesive to patch a strip of liner in this area to extend the liner a bit higher up toward the hole? (I have a nice new piece that I cut off my liner yesterday).
I'm guessing that, while not perfect, it would have to be a little better than a huge bead of silicone correct?? I'm guessing since there is not a lot of pressure, that a patch may hold in this area?
I'd hate to see him keep loosing water and rot out his pool wall. (unlike my pool, he does not have a stainless steel portion).
Any thoughts would be great. I'd love to see if I can help him out. He has 6 kids so his pool get's used a lot and I'm just wondering if some point his liner is going to "tear away" in this area if something is not done.