Current liner is 28 years old for 16 x 32 partially-buried AG. The liner is still in good shape but I can see metal flakes from the wall behind the liner that will poke through someday. A couple of them look serious and I'm concerned about ice rubbing on them this winter. The outside of the metal pool wall looks fine. The pool walls are only buried about 1' and there is a deep end.
It's a Wilkes pool and liner. The bottom is an 8'+ hopper and the bottom appears to be in very good shape. The walls will need sanding under the liner at the very least, and probably foam applied. Is there something other than foam that should be applied (some other sort of under-liner like plastic wall material)?
Because it's a hopper shape, would this be a custom-made liner? If it is custom-made, how long does it take to get one? Do I have to get a Wilkes liner or can anyone install one?
Any recommendations for installers and what should costs be (assuming that no other work is required than sanding, foam, and liner)?
Should I just wait until the metal pokes through, or should I replace it at the end of this season, or next spring? Thanks!