I am looking for some expert advice here.
The person who set up my pool did a terrible job on the pool floor. They made sure the walls were perfectly level, but they did not put enough dirt inside, did not remove all of the rocks, tried to bury all straps, even in deep end, but not well. The obviously did not compact the ground either. In the weeks after the pool was full, I saw more and more wrinkles in the floor, and started to see the outlines of the metal straps across the floors, especially around the buttress free uprights. I also know there are at least some leaks I have not been able to find. The water slowly drains from the pool, I know what end of the pool the issues are in, but it is the deep end, where there are many big wrinkles. I am having trouble finding the leaks to repair them. For the summer, I have just had to fill it a little more often, but since winter, I have just let it sit, and it is about 6 inches under the return at this point. and the ground around the pool is still visibly wet.
If this were your pool, and the bottom was uneven, bumpy, had leaks, and you could see the straps sticking up across the bottom, what would you do?
Here are my options as I see them:
1) Leave it until spring, and just allow it to keep leaking slowly, then try to patch up whatever leaks I can find and hope that fixes it.
2) Drain the pool, rip out the liner, add dirt, level and compact, and put in a new liner.
3) Drain the pool, leave in the old liner, bring in dirt to level and compact the floor which would cause me to lose about 1-2 inches of depth. (I am thinking this would be easier than removing the old liner, and may provide more protection against future leaks.
If I have to manually drain the pool, would you suggest waiting until it is warmer?
2 things - 1) There are no real AGP companies in Las Vegas, so there is nobody I can go back to to fix this, the contracter screwed me over and dropped off the face of the earth. 2) Even if the seams are bad on the liner, I have been told it will not be covered under warranty because I put a deep end in the pool (not sure how true this is)