So, as a new pool owner, I knew nothing about pools until I purchased my house this year. The previous owner disclosed that he saw 2 small pinholes in the liner (above the waterline) and patched them with leftover original liner. These holes were in the corner and my pool inspector didn't see any issues with it (that's another story). 3 weeks later, the rips extended out past the patched portion and I used a larger patch. I have patched and repatched as it keeps pulling down and holes keep appearing thru the corners; even tried some transparent duct tape to keep the liner from pulling further down. The rip has separated just below the white lip so I have little to attach to. I'm not surprized when I see new holes\rips when I examine it daily.
The liner is in it's 7th to 8th season and I do not see how I can avoid replacing it, but I was hoping to get thru the season with it. I do have a larger pice of liner that I can use to patch. My problem right now is that the level of the original liner is right at where the water line needs to me to circulate the water with skimmer (no main drain). I find myself not enjoying the pool as much as I should due to the constant patch work.
I'm just looking for friendly advice as to what would you do if it were yours? I know I have to get a new liner, just hoping to do it in the spring (stretching the life of the new liner).
P.S. This happens as I finally got my pool chemistry manageable (kudos to this site again for that).