I have gotten a lot of helpful tips from this board as a lurker, but now I have a question to ask.
I can not find much information on this elsewhere.
Have a 16x32 Doughboy pool with deep end, whole pool dug into ground by ~3 feet, that came with a house I recently purchased and it is in need of a liner.
This is my first pool experience.
Over last winter I lost nearly 90% of the water in the pool.
Since the whole pool is partly in the ground I fear the pressure from outside may collapse the walls inward.
I am extremely handy and approach every project as a DIY until I feel it needs a professional.
Last season I replaced the Doughboy sand filer with a Hayward EC50 DE filter.
Now I am looking for a liner and in trying to save some money in the process have heard good things about Swimline liners.
They offer a 16x32 expandable liner that many sites refer to as a good replacement for my pool.
The problem I see at this point is after measuring my deep end at 84 inches, this liner says it can expand to 72 inches.
Has anyone ever used ones of these liners in this scenario and will they stretch to 84 or will the deep end need to be filled in some?
I tried contacting Swimline and they were no help.
A local contact I have that works for a pool installer has been giving me advise, but I fear he is too busy to do the install once I get a liner.
Besides going and paying nearly 3x as much for a genuine Doughboy liner and a random pool installer to do the work, does anyone have any advise?