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    Wilkes pool liner pulling away - Please, still need help!

    I have this happening in two spots, how do I fix it?
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away

    Is this a beaded liner? Looks like it pulled out of the receiver. If it is a Unibead/JHook you would need to remove the top rails and stabalizer track on that corner and put it back on...unless it is ripped? Can't tell from that picture..
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away

    The experts will be along soon but looks like it needs snapping back into the receiver. You may need to heat the liner to stretch it back into place.
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away

    I found these below the corner pulling away. Does this help? What are they?
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away

    Ok, I took some more pictures, and also looked at one of the corners that wasn't pulling away.

    It seems that they used the white clips to wedge the liner in.
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    But they should have folded the liner around the white piece, and then wedged it in, like this:
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    My question, how can I heat this up so that it stretches? What process should I use for this?
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away

    Bump.
    Please help, my chemicals are now balanced, but I'm afraid to have people in and get water splashed behind the liner. How can I fix this?
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away - Please, still need help!

    Should I try this myself? Or hire somebody?
    Will I need to lower my water?


    I don't think I can let people in until I do this, the water will very easily splash over and behind the liner.

    I tried stretching it myself, but could not. Didn't try heating it tho.
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away - Please, still need help!

    I'm sorry the folks "in the know" haven't responded yet. Let me see if I can find someone who can offer some tips.
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away - Please, still need help!

    Sorry I can't help, but you're not being ignored!
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away - Please, still need help!

    Sorry for the delay!

    Give this for some tips.

    There's no reason not to use the pool. A little water behind the liner will be forced out by the water in the pool.

    You posted on my daughter's 13th birthday and the following week was the busiest for pool dudes - again, sorry!
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away - Please, still need help!

    Striking out on local places to hire to do this. Either they won't do it because they didn't sell it, or we're not local enough.

    Wife and I tried to do it last night, got a little back in the track, but I think I'm going to have to lower the water level....
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    Re: Wilkes pool liner pulling away - Please, still need help!

    Okay, it's decision time...

    I can either:
    A) Drain the pool now, maybe half way, fix the liner, and fix the return fitting that's leaking
    B) Hold off until the end of the season on every thing and drain and fix

    Other thoughts... I've been thinking about adding another suction port for vacuuming. When/If I drain, I would probably want to do that then. (more towards the middle of the pool)

    What are your thoughts? How much $$ and chemicals could I lose this way?

    If it was your pool what would you do? (Be honest, I can take it.)
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