Here is a shot of the tear in my pool liner. Notice the general state of decay as well. The area near the bead is discolored. This is the north east corner which gets the most sun. The rest of the liner is somewhat faded and some minor staining at the water line. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to the age of the liner? When we bought the house 4 years ago, the owner said the liner was not very old. I would guess he fudged that a bit.
I put a patch on it, but the top edge at thee discolored area did not adhere well. Fortunately, we only have a couple of good weeks left this year.
Here is a far shot of the same corner. Notice that there used to be an automatic pool cover and it was very badly filled in with concrete. If I replace the liner, I'll take the time to jack hammer that out and replace it with proper coping brick.