could this be from a floating liner?

Newbpooler

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May 3, 2013
29
York, Pennsylvania
Hello all. I noticed over winter upon doing a quick check there was a sag right below the shallow end return jet. Didnt think too much of it at the time. But upon taking the cover off yesterday I noticed a star shaped set of small wrinkles in the shallow end bottom. Needless to say I was cussing up a storm. The winter here was a very wet one and spring has been the same. We have had about 8-10 inches of rain in the last month and a half alone. Any help or info on possible cause and fix is greatly appreciated.


 

Newbpooler

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May 3, 2013
29
York, Pennsylvania
I found the paperwork on the guy who did the install on the liner. Me and my wife just bought the house in march of 2013. The liner is only 3 years old so im hoping it wont be an issue it get these out.

I also wanted to ask since I stopped the opening process at removing my cover...lol. I checked my total alk and ph and fc awhile. FC is 1.5, Alk is 20!! And ph is 7.0. Is it ok to add some baking soda to get my alk up some without the pump and filter running yet? As long as I broadcast it evenly?
 

sefrlw

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Mar 25, 2008
130
Wake Forest, NC
My old liner did that in a 3rd of my pool. I was never able to get it out... very frustrating. I did however continue for 4-5 years with it and never had a problem...
 

ErinKline

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May 4, 2014
31
I feel your pain, I'm dealing with this problem as we speak, had to drain pool to expose the shallow end and refit, it's so depressing

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Casey

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Apr 16, 2007
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SW PA
You can certainly live with that *star* wrinkle but it'll collect dust n dirt. I know they're unsightly. :(
 

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FC is 1.5, Alk is 20!! And ph is 7.0. Is it ok to add some baking soda to get my alk up some without the pump and filter running yet? As long as I broadcast it evenly?
It is quite a hassle to get chemistry evenly distributed in that size pool. Can you start circulating soon?
 

Newbpooler

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May 3, 2013
29
York, Pennsylvania
Im waiting to hear back from the contractor that did all the work in 2011. I keep getting the run around so I may have to go to the local pool store amd see whats up. There actually pretty decent but I still refuse to buy any chems from them. Only whats needed parts wise and etc
 

ErinKline

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May 4, 2014
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Fix it Casey! You can do it!! I just did mine today and I'm a fairly new pool owner!


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ErinKline

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May 4, 2014
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I hated feeling self conscious ever time we had people over to swim. And our automatic Pool cleaner would get hung up on it :(

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ouachita

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Oct 9, 2009
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When my pool was installed I had a couple of pretty good wrinkles. I took a plunger and lifted the liner on either side of them and smoothed them out. It's not hard at all. If I were you I would at least give it a shot.
 

ErinKline

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May 4, 2014
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^that's what our pool looked like 2 days ago



^this us what it looks like now as I type this. I'm currently filling it back up

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ErinKline

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May 4, 2014
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Our pool company was going to charge $100 an hour labor, then at least 2 truck loads of water for them to set it @ $200 per truck load

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ErinKline

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May 4, 2014
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@ouachita- was your pool completely full when you were able to use a plunger? We still have two tiny crease going down our slope where we didn't drain our pool. I may try that. We have a weird plunger, I'm going to get buy a new one and test the sucking power on the store floor :p

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ErinKline

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May 4, 2014
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Newbpooler- are you going to address your ground water problem that caused this to keep it from happening? We plan to put in a sub pump in the ground below the level of our shallow end this summer!

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Newbpooler

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May 3, 2013
29
York, Pennsylvania
Erinkline im not sure yet. We have never had a winter and spring quite like this. Except in 1993 when we got 28" of snow dumped on us but I was only 10 lol. Ive definately considered it but dont know what would be involved as far as cost.