I hope someone can help with this problem, because I feel like a real idiot , and I'm really stressed about it. I have an inground, Vinyl liner pool that has been winterized. We've recently had quite a bit of rain and I put a small pump in the pool to keep the water level below the top of the liner. I left it plugged in for about 4 hours and then unplugged the pump thinking I'd just run it a few hours a day until the water was at the correct level. Well I just checked today and my water level is down about 2 1/2 feet. The pump apparently started a siphoning effect after I unplugged it, because it was still taking water out of my pool after a week! There is now only about 4" of water in the shallow end , and the Liner looks like **** with all the wrinkles. I'm really concerned about it because when I was building the pool, the book said it was very important to add water while backfilling so that there was equal pressure on the walls. The last thing I need right now is for the walls to cave in because there is no water pressure holding it back.
Does anyone know if I should fill it right away, or not worry about it until the spring. I have to believe with the temps in the 30's or 40's, that the liner wouldn't be flexible right now. So if I were to fill it back up, how would I get rid of the wrinkles?
Any help anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. I've come to the conclusion that this is a mistake you only make once in your life.