So I'm replacing my liner (24ft round) and want to make sure I get this right this time since I made a serious error last week and thus is the reason I am having to replace it.
My pool was a green swamp after having set for 12-16 months unused. I decided that instead of trying to SLAM it I would drain and clean it with a pressure washer.
So last Tuesday it was empty and I spent half a day cleaning. Wednesday morning comes and I decide to start refilling it. So we turn the hose on and leave the house (mistake) for around 5 hours. When we get back the bead liner has come off the track about half way and there is around a foot to a foot and a half of water in the liner and on the sand base. The foam pool cove pieces are coming up floating everywhere.
So we start the draining process again. We let it dry out most of the day Thursday and reconnect the liner on the track. I let it fill slowly Friday to about 1 foot. And my wife starts filling it again about noon on Saturday. About 3 hours later the bead comes off the track again and we are right back where we were Wednesday.
So it looks like my liner has shrunk and we ordered another which should be here Thursday. My question is, is there anything we should know before we attempt to put the new one on? How do we know if we lost any sand base with the floods, is it as simple as measuring all around the pool?