I have a IG 30,000 gallon salt water pool that was installed less than a year ago, I live outside of the Detroit area. With the amount of rain last year, and snow this year I've had numerous issues with the liner floating. I didn't know what this was at first until the builder made me aware of it. They came out and pumped it out for free the first few times then charged me for it the next few times. Before laying the sod in the backyard i had some drainage tiles installed left and in front of the pool. This seemed to help temporarily and before we closed it in Oct we had to pump it again. We opened it two weeks ago and obviously had to pump it again, and after the past few down pours it is floating again. The ground water even drowned all of the landscaping on the right and backside of the pool. I'm reading more on wellpoints, or sump pumps outside, or where the builders install drains around the pool during construction. My builder didn't make me aware of any of these options or warn me this might happen. The finished product looks great but the infrastructure is causing me headaches. I don't think I should have to pop the liner and pump out the water everytime it rains. THe other builders I've spoke with asked what backfill was used, I'm 99 percent sure they just used the clay/dirt they pulled out to backfill and every other builder said "oh no"! The actual pool maker said they recommend gravel or sand. Before doing the flor of the pool the deep end had waist high sanding water that had to be pumped out, I think this should of given them warning of my issue.
I'm basically looking for a solution to stop the floating liner that doesn't consist of tearing up the stamped concrete that was poured last yr. Also everyone else is saying this is a builder issue and they should fix it or get an attorney involved???
Thanks for your help