Just had a brand new liner installed and my wife noticed all along one side of the pool what felt like tiny rocks/pebbles all along the top (behind the liner). I complained to our PB and one of his guys that was involved with the liner install pulled back a section of the liner to look behind it and found ants crawling all around. Evidently, there is an ant farm in the dirt underneath the cement walkway around the pool and those nasty critters have squirmed their way between the wall panels (side wall panels of our pool) and have pushed tiny rocks/pebbles between the wall and the liner. Unfortunately, some of the pebbles have worked their way down to the bottom of the pool and I am now extremely concerned that those pebbles are going to eventually cause holes in the liner (especially the ones on the bottom). PB is coming back out on Thursday to discuss further but am curious if any of you out there have ever heard of anyone else with this sort of problem.
I am afraid that the only way to fix it is to drain the pool, take out the liner, clean out all the pebbles, and try to somehow seal the wall panels.
Should I consult with an exterminator also?
Any suggestions or ideas on how to deal with this would be much appreciated.
This is a Pacific Pool (www.pacificpools.com). I may try them as well to see what they recommend.