Maybe a big problem???
Ordinary winter in PA. On and off cold/ice/snow/rain.
25,000 gal inground vinyl liner. Liner is completely shot and we had plans on replacing the liner this up coming spring. Closed pool as normal with safety cover.
All good until this weekend, I noticed the ice/snow on top of the liner had "sunk" way down into the pool. Stretching the liner down about 2 feet into pool. Shouldn't stretch this low because of the normal water line.
Went out and pulled a corner of the pool cover back to see what was going on. Looks like the 20 year old liner being so brittle, cracked and split in the major corners of the pool. Prob due to the icy water surface puncturing the corners of the liner. Well now with the liner being torn, water has leaked behind it and down the walls.
The water is down about 1.5 feet or so in the entire pool. Just below the return lines.
Obviously I'm too concerned about the liner. We knew that we squeezed the last year out of it last summer. Def had plans on replacing it first thing this spring. My concern now, is the water level and walls.
Being mid winter and everything being frozen, is there anything I can do right now?
I went around to the thawed corners of the cover, peeled back and reached in to pull up the flap of pool liner that had been torn to prevent the ice/water from continuing to "pull" down the liner anymore.
At what level should I really be concerned?? Always read that the water in the pool supports the walls. Worried about structural wall damage.
Need to make it to May.
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