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    Drained waaayyy too much water -- Now what?

    I started a siphon with a 2" hose while trying to fix an inherited CYA problem from this summer and got called in for an emergency at work that took the better part of 6 hours to resolve. By the time I back home there was very little water left. It's a Doughboy pool with a 28ga liner that is faded, but appears to be in good shape. The pool was here when we bought the house last year, but can be no older than 5 years. The sides of the pool are stable (it's not buried more than a few inches), but the liner is wrinkled and pulled away from the cove around most of the pool. I realize I should refill for the sake of structural integrity, but what are my chances tearing? Any advice on smoothing the wrinkles from the bottom without damaging anything? Should I consider replacing the liner?
    14,500gal/Doughboy/AG/Vinyl/32L16W3.5-5D
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    Re: Drained waaayyy too much water -- Now what?

    You can get in while your filling to work the wrinkles out or hook a shop vac up where the return is and that will help also.
    To replace the liner, that would have to be your call.
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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Drained waaayyy too much water -- Now what?

    Thanks for the quick reply. What about the liner tearing after it's restretched? Is this a common problem or am I mostly seeing other people's horror stories?
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    Re: Drained waaayyy too much water -- Now what?

    I'm really not quite sure on that. It might depend on how long it was exposed without water. Gotten brittle.
    Somebody else might be able to give a better answer on that.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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