I kind of went through this on another post, but think this is the better place for it.
First of all, I just got a new liner in last week and after I got it filled and turned on the pump, I noticed that the skimmer was leaking on the outside when the pump was on, but wouldn't leak when it was off.
The pool guy was just here and the news isn't good. He looked at the skimmer and noticed that the opening was cut with tin shears, bent down to get the skimmer in and then bent back up. It wasn't a factory cutout for the skimmer. It looks like a jerry rig job. I just got the house last year, so I don't know who put it in.
He said that he doesn't think that wall is safe because of the cuts and that the cuts aren't clean. He's afraid that the wall could give out and possibly injure somebody.
He's going to call around to get opinions to see if he could patch that wall and move the equipment. This will obviously cause the pool to be drained and the liner shifted. He feels comfortable that he could get the holes to line up.
Also, will I have to pay for the liner to be moved again? I realize that I will have to pay for the patch to the wall if he's able to do it and the water.
Does this sound right?