We live in Houston and bought a house with a vinyl lined in-ground pool last October. On the Fourth of July we discovered that the pool had several wrinkles and the liner had slipped out of the track in the shallow end of the pool along one wall. We recently had a lot of rain due to Hurricane Alex and believe that this could have been caused by the rain and increased ground water levels. We have been successful at putting the vinyl back in place using popsicle sticks in a few places. There is still a large amount of water behind the walls. We do know that the liner was installed in late 2007. Is there anyway to know if we have a ground water problem that will eventually go away or a bigger problem?
We are having someone coming to look at the pool this week. However, vinyl pool professionals in Houston seem to be far and few between. We finally located one business that deals exclusively with vinyl and found out that his company actually installed the last liner. He has been extremely helpful over the phone but I am worried that we will not find anyone to give us a second opinion if this turns out to be a bigger problem. Can anyone recommend any good resources for vinyl in-ground pools--books, websites, etc.?
We had our pool inspected prior to purchase and were told that it was in excellent condition.