We purchased a house with an above ground pool about 4 years ago. The pool itself is probably 10 years old, and the liner has finally died. It has a J hook liner in it now, but after reading up I decided to go with a 25 mil overlap liner. I don't care about designs, so opted for straight blue. So far, so good.
The liner is coming today, so I figured I might as well get a start on tearing the pool down. Got the top rail off, then the top plates/rim. At that point the pool wall became extremely wobbly (expected) but also is leaning inwards in several sections. There is also a horizontal crease in the pool wall about three feel long, which was there when we got it. I'm guessing someone was standing on top of the pool and buckled it? That is one of the sections where there is an inward lean.
I started thinking about installing an overlap liner on a wall that is leaning and didn't really see how that would work. Won't the liner just pull the wall down as we try to get it spread out and arranged? Or is this normal? My plan is to use the vacuum method to get wrinkles out. I know I'll lose the lean when I get water in it, I'm just trying to think through the install process.
I'm a complete rookie here, so any thoughts are appreciated.