Another leak, and nothing I can do about it until the ice melts

ToddGak

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May 19, 2018
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Saratoga Springs, NY
Well, I thought I had patched the leak(s) prior to closing the pool last fall, but today I noticed a drip-drip-drip coming from the inside of the pool wall, about 1 foot from where I had patched a hole. There's nothing I can do about it right now because of all the ice on top of and under the cover.

How many leaks does one need to have before they give up and put in a new liner? Each year since I've lived here I've gotten more and more indentations in the floor, and had a groundhog dig a tunnel under the pool last year. Have patched multiple holes in the liner where - for some reason - the liner has pressed against the bolt heads that join the two ends of the wall. Shouldn't there be something to protect the liner from those bolts?

Maybe I'm just venting with this post. I love having a pool, but am getting tired of these issues. The previous owners seemed like DIY-ers who did everything as quickly and cheaply as possible, so I don't know how much I even trust this liner install. They had to have the liner replaced just before we bought the house a few years ago.
 
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ajw22

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What model pool is it?

Well next time you replace the liner remember to glue some foam padding over all the bolt heads.
 

cowboycasey

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Sounds like they cut every corner they could and you are dealing with it now... :)

I have 3/4 inch insulation under mine so no indents ever in 8 years... every nut or bolt should have been covered...
 

ToddGak

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May 19, 2018
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Saratoga Springs, NY
What model pool is it?
As far as I can tell, it is a Cornelius Pacifica.

Sounds like they cut every corner they could and you are dealing with it now... :)

I have 3/4 inch insulation under mine so no indents ever in 8 years... every nut or bolt should have been covered...
Just like the rest of the house.

There's definitely no insulation over the bolts. And there are at least two different areas of the pool where the bolts can be felt, so the wall is made of at least two different sections. Is that normal for an oval pool?
 
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