Hi all. The swimming season is about to start soon here in Illinois and what I put off last year needs to be done this year, a new liner. I noticed this winter that my water level under the winter cover is now down to 2 feet. There must be a pin hole somewhere because I know rain water and snow can push the pool water out but not this much! Anyways, I'm intimidated to do the job mainly because I've never done this before. How many newbies on this forum replaced their own liner? Am I worring about nothing here? I plan on cutting out the old liner, smoothing the sand out on the floor, checking around the shell, leveling the columns that the PO knocked out of whack when he hastily put the last liner in, and diving in to putting the vinyl in. I guess what I'm looking for here are some words of encouragement and to see what did and did not work for you guys.
Thanks in advance! When I dive into this, I plan on taking pictures of the project as I progress.