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    Liner wrinkles in wall, smiley shape below fittings

    Hope this is the right section for liner issue questions.

    Today I noticed on one of my shallow ends wrinkles under 3 of the 4 drains that are in the wall for getting water to the two swim jet pumps. The drains are regular Hayward main drains but mounted in the wall about 20 inches below water level.
    The wrinkles are smile shaped and seem to be from liner material pushed up the wall. Is there anything I could do to get rid of the wrinkles?

    I also mentioned this in my intro today, but since intros might not have some people's attention I posted it here.

    Thx Bert

    From my intro:

    Last summer I finally finished my diy inground pool. It's 16 x 32 rectangular, play/sport model with two sort of shallow ends and a bit deeper part in the middle.

    Build and equipments: concrete walls (cinder blocks, parged smooth) and vermiculite mix bottom with vinyl liner, Two speed Hayward pump,timer box, large cartridge filter, zodiac lm2-24 salt chlorinator, led underwater light, vac port, slide with return water line and two swim jet pumps, raypak digital 266.000 btu heater that I still need to hook up (no gas line to pool shed yet) and safety cover for winter (Trampoline style mesh)

    My family loves the pool and I'm very happy with the choices I made in regards to pump, filter, salt system etc. it's very easy to maintain.
    Made it through the first cold winter and startup was easy with crystal clear water after only a few days.

    Today I noticed on one of my shallow ends wrinkles under 3 of the 4 drains that are in the wall for getting water to the two swim jet pumps. The drains are regular Hayward main drains but mounted in the wall about 20 inches below water level.
    The wrinkles are smile shaped and seem to be from liner material pushed up the wall. Is there anything I could do to get rid of the wrinkles?

    Thanks in advance,
    Bert

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    Re: Liner wrinkles in wall, smiley shape below fittings

    Sorry I'm no help Bert, but I don't think there is much you can do once it's full. There will be others to chime in at some point. We have a lot of vinyl pool owners here. Hang in there, and maybe you'll get a better answer.
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    Re: Liner wrinkles in wall, smiley shape below fittings

    Here is a picture of one of the wall drains with wrinkle.

    Just to make clear; The liner was smooth last summer after being installed so it is not caused by mounting the face plate rings before the water level got higher than the drains.

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    Re: Liner wrinkles in wall, smiley shape below fittings

    Nobody experience with this ??

    I heard about trying to remove a wrinkle with a toilet plunger. Has anyone advice on this method perhaps?
    THX Bert

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