I think I may have made a very serious mistake with my pool.
Last year the liner started to separate from the wall bead (or whatever it is called) in one of the corners. At the end of the season I drained to water all the way down so that the entire shallow half of the pool was dry. I thought with the water out I would be able to pull the liner up and get that corner back in. I was unsuccessful in that attempt.
However, in draining the water so low I created myself an even bigger problem--now the liner is all sorts of out of whack. Not only has it pulled out much farther in that one corner, but it has pulled itself out from the corners where the walls meet bottom, and the corners were walls meet each other. There are stretch marks all over the place and the liner has pulled down and left a gap underneath the skimmer hole.
Help! Is there any way I can recover from this? Should I drain the entire pool and pull the liner out of the bead all the way around and essentially start from scratch? The liner is about 10 years old (I think) which if I understand correctly is about halfway through its lifetime. Do I need to buy a new liner?
I took some photos this morning. One shows the liner separating from the bottom of the skimmer, and the next (I think) shows where the liner has pulled away from the original problematic corner. The rest show the stretching, etc.
If anyone has *any* suggestions I'd love to hear them. I'm in a bit of a panic right now because I just replaced the pool pump and don't really have a few grand laying around to replace the pool liner at this point.
Thanks in advance for any help!