We have had our pool for 3 years...vinyl in ground. About a month ago I was cleaning the liner above the water line as I swam around, using a mr clean magic erase. I was not being overly aggressive and was just getting pollen and what looked like scum buildup off.
Then I noticed the actual graphic was coming off in a line about 4" above the water line and about 1.25" wide. I stopped rubbing immediately and tried to figure out what was going on. It is now 4 weeks later and it seems to be getting worse but it looks like a pinstripe running horizontally above the water.
I called my pool company and he said he has heard of this before and it is warrantied.
Here's the thing though...he said that they figure out how long I have had the liner and deduct the usage over the 10 year warranty or whatever it is. I then said what about install, and he says I have to pay for that. OK I can understand that, but \i dont want to put that kind of money out just yet after 3 years so wondered if I should get the new liner and pay the difference and then just keep it in the basement for a few more years before actually having it changed over
your thoughts on what might be causing this and if \i should pay anything at all?