I am so grateful to have discovered TFP this summer after struggling with pool care for 10 years. Its so great to finally understand pool chemistry well enough to fix a green pool and keep it blue.
I have a question about a less than perfect liner installation. The original liner on our pool (we didn't own the house then) finally gave out after around 15 years. It was a doughboy overlap liner, very smooth in the pool. The pool sat empty due to liner having leaked out during winter and the spring being so wet no installation was possible for a while. The pool walls were kinda sucked in on one side but uprights were solid and the pool held up fine. I was told the wall might look a little dented but was ok, which it appears to be.
We paid the installer recommended by the store where we got the liner to put it in. While it is certainly serviceable there are some things I question. First, the overlap was not tucked up under the top rail at all. It's visible for several inches down the side of the pool. It was pulled up over the top of the skimmer which looks really weird. There are wrinkles along the wall that was sucked in. The bottom is not smooth but has small and foot size depressions in it. Some of the metal plates (I can't remember what they're called) over the uprights on the top rail want to pop up on one side. Most of these things seem to be just aesthetic but I think a professional installer should do better. One question I have is. if we contact the installer, is there anything he can really do about most of this with out damaging something, since he seems kinda inept? I know we probably should complain, but I'm not sure what really can be done at this point.