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Thread: wrinkles on steps (steel steps, vinyl liner)

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    wrinkles on steps (steel steps, vinyl liner)

    Our pool is 3 years old this season, and I've noticed wrinkles forming on the top step of the pool (3 total steps). We do have what appears to be small tears in our vinyl on the lowest step, and I do have a repair kit...
    Could the wrinkles on the top steps be a result of small tears on the lower step?
    And how do I fix the wrinkles after I repair the tears?
    thanks
    Todd
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    Re: wrinkles on steps (steel steps, vinyl liner)

    Todd, whether or not the leak caused the wrinkles, the fix is the same - you've got to force them back from whence they came. I don't think that the tear in the liner effected your top step (but I could be wrong ) Make sure you follow the directions for doing the patch -- if you want some info, just let me know. Any idea what caused the rips in the liner?
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: wrinkles on steps (steel steps, vinyl liner)

    Hey waste, thanks for the reply. I'm pretty sure my two new dogs (Golden Retrievers) did it...the tears look suspiciously like they could have been done by claws. We just got the dogs as puppies, but by 6 months of age they were huge, and it was their first time in water...so now I've just bought a 100 gallon feeder tub for them from Tractor Supply, at least they get to get wet, anyway.
    And I guess I'll just 'push' the wrinkles back, bit by bit (?)
    Todd
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    Pool: 16x36, 16,800 gal., vinyl, sand filter, SWG & AquaCal Heat Pump
    Spa: Hot Springs Sovereign, 355 gal., ozone/ion
    The most helpful tool you'll ever have for your pool:
    http://www.poolcalculator.com/

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