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Thread: could this be from a floating liner?

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    could this be from a floating liner?

    Hello all. I noticed over winter upon doing a quick check there was a sag right below the shallow end return jet. Didnt think too much of it at the time. But upon taking the cover off yesterday I noticed a star shaped set of small wrinkles in the shallow end bottom. Needless to say I was cussing up a storm. The winter here was a very wet one and spring has been the same. We have had about 8-10 inches of rain in the last month and a half alone. Any help or info on possible cause and fix is greatly appreciated.

    16x32 vinyl in-ground pool.
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    Hayward DE EC65 filter and Hayward super pump.

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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    Yes, that does look like the liner floated, at least a little.
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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    Quite a few folks posting probs like yours very recently. I would be cussing up a storm too.
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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    I found the paperwork on the guy who did the install on the liner. Me and my wife just bought the house in march of 2013. The liner is only 3 years old so im hoping it wont be an issue it get these out.

    I also wanted to ask since I stopped the opening process at removing my cover...lol. I checked my total alk and ph and fc awhile. FC is 1.5, Alk is 20!! And ph is 7.0. Is it ok to add some baking soda to get my alk up some without the pump and filter running yet? As long as I broadcast it evenly?
    16x32 vinyl in-ground pool.
    Approx 21,000 gallons.
    Hayward DE EC65 filter and Hayward super pump.

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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    just curious how would someone get something like this out?
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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    I agree that it is probably from the liner floating some and then going back down.

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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    My old liner did that in a 3rd of my pool. I was never able to get it out... very frustrating. I did however continue for 4-5 years with it and never had a problem...
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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    I feel your pain, I'm dealing with this problem as we speak, had to drain pool to expose the shallow end and refit, it's so depressing


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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    You can certainly live with that *star* wrinkle but it'll collect dust n dirt. I know they're unsightly.
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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    FC is 1.5, Alk is 20!! And ph is 7.0. Is it ok to add some baking soda to get my alk up some without the pump and filter running yet? As long as I broadcast it evenly?
    It is quite a hassle to get chemistry evenly distributed in that size pool. Can you start circulating soon?
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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    Im waiting to hear back from the contractor that did all the work in 2011. I keep getting the run around so I may have to go to the local pool store amd see whats up. There actually pretty decent but I still refuse to buy any chems from them. Only whats needed parts wise and etc
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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    Fix it Casey! You can do it!! I just did mine today and I'm a fairly new pool owner!



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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    Quote Originally Posted by ErinKline View Post
    Fix it Casey! You can do it!! I just did mine today and I'm a fairly new pool owner!


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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    I hated feeling self conscious ever time we had people over to swim. And our automatic Pool cleaner would get hung up on it


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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    When my pool was installed I had a couple of pretty good wrinkles. I took a plunger and lifted the liner on either side of them and smoothed them out. It's not hard at all. If I were you I would at least give it a shot.
    18' x 36' saltwater inground vinyl pool

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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    I
    ^that's what our pool looked like 2 days ago



    ^this us what it looks like now as I type this. I'm currently filling it back up


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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    Our pool company was going to charge $100 an hour labor, then at least 2 truck loads of water for them to set it @ $200 per truck load


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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    @ouachita- was your pool completely full when you were able to use a plunger? We still have two tiny crease going down our slope where we didn't drain our pool. I may try that. We have a weird plunger, I'm going to get buy a new one and test the sucking power on the store floor


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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    Newbpooler- are you going to address your ground water problem that caused this to keep it from happening? We plan to put in a sub pump in the ground below the level of our shallow end this summer!


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    Re: could this be from a floating liner?

    Erinkline im not sure yet. We have never had a winter and spring quite like this. Except in 1993 when we got 28" of snow dumped on us but I was only 10 lol. Ive definately considered it but dont know what would be involved as far as cost.
    16x32 vinyl in-ground pool.
    Approx 21,000 gallons.
    Hayward DE EC65 filter and Hayward super pump.

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