My above ground pool has developed a list of aggravating problems and I am looking for the best solution to these issues. I plan to be in this house 4 more years at most, and I have a long list of house problems to fix as well, so I can't sink a lot of money into the pool. Here are the current problems:
1. Pool has developed areas of rust that start out with bb sized bubbles in the paint. It looks like the rust is starting on the inside behind the liner and rusting through to the outside. There is no visible hole but a bubbly rusted area with water oozing out, not even a trickle. I suspect this is caused by...
2. My liner is very wrinkled on the vertical walls and has been for several years (before TFP). From floor to waterline all around the pool are multiple horizontal wrinkles 3 to 12" long. Plus I must have some pinhole leaks in the liner which are causing the rust problem on the steel walls.
3. This year my pool has gone from slightly out of level in one quadrant to 4" out of level on one side. This pool has been in place for 7 years and survived a direct hit from a hurricane without incident. Last summer we had a severe drought. This summer we have had quite a bit of rain. Last month I noticed how out of level the pool had become. I don't see any buckling and it looks like a gradual slope from both sides to the lowest spot.
The only solution I can come up with is to take the pool down, replace the liner, and re-level the area where the pool sits. At this point plan "B" is to just take it down and replace it with an Intex ultra frame until I'm ready to sell the house. Any suggestions are welcome. #heavy sigh#