I am about to shamelessly BEG in the pool closing forum for any assistance, with the promise to be back with more fruitful contributions after resolution of my current emergency!
I'm just a nice research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry with a 28' round above-ground that I've been able to (miraculously) maintain to a spectacular degree for the past 7 years by simply reading posts such as these to keep me on the right track! Long story short? I married my loving, completely non-pool-saavy husband, inherited a couple kids, my dad had a couple heart attacks, I started my own company, and life got NUTS. The end result is a dreadful, neglected mess of a pool...for the entire summer...
The *only* reason I'm posting is because I had a new liner installed last summer and am deeply afraid of ruining it (if it's not already toast) . I have a 2 day 'weather-window' to do what I can, to save what I can, and to put a lid on this poor thing until spring.
If you think you can help in a crunch, PLEASE follow me to the pool closing forum where I'll lay out my timelines and continue my plea!!!
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda....