Its been a while since I posted. My husband and I recently moved and it wasn't practical to take our whole AGP with, so we took all of the equipment (filter, pump, heater, etc) and just left behind our old walls at the old house. For our new house, we bought just a pool, liner and new skimmer from Family Leisure and intend to hook up and continue to use our old pump, filter, and heater. The new pool is a Wilbar Reprieve, 24' x 48" and included with the purchase was a professional installation.
Well, our new yard is smaller than our old yard, and it has a lot more shade. The city inspector made us move the pool 10 feet south of where we wanted it, which put the pool closer into the shade. The pool now has about 1/2 sun and 1/2 shade at midday, with the pool getting progressively more shady as the afternoon goes on (not what we wanted at all, but as they say you can't fight city hall so we did what we had to do.)
On Monday the pool store came out to install the pool. Things seemed to be going well and the crew we got was very experienced (I even remembered one of the guys from our first pool install 4 years ago.) Here is a pic at the end of the installation:
Before the installers left, they called me outside to explaine about a problem with the liner. It seems the liner was stretching in well in the sunny area as the pool filled, but the other side in the shade was not stretching as well at all. The installers warned me to take the filling of the pool very slowly. The problem was obvious to me and so I have been following their directions carefully. They said to put a few inches of water in and then wait several hours for the water weight to stretch the shaded side of the pool. They advised to keep proceeding in that manner until the pool was filled. I've been doing that over the last 36 hours and the pool still has less then a foot of water in it. Well, tonight I went to check the pool and pull out the runnin hose. As I approached the pool, this is what I saw:
The shady side wall looks like it might be caving in?! Is that really what is happening? Can this be fixed and if so, how? Any and all advice is welcome.