Floated liner on sides of inground pool


Oct 7, 2013
In the past week, the chicago area has been receiving lots of rain. Last night we must have received a deluge. Anyways my yard is on the lower end of the block and drainage from neighboring yards had eventually created a river that flowed into my pool. The pool is a mess, which that I know how to clean and fix, but the pool totally overflowed. I have never see this before.
The problem is that the liner behind the walls has water behind it now, it has pulled away from the walls and "floated". The bottom and stairs seem fine though.
I have been pumping to get the pool to get to a normal water level but not sure what to do next. This is a really old pool so I am sure there is no drain tiles, vacuum ports or anything of the sort to get the water from behind the liner....

Any suggestions ? I thought about pulling off the coping in one sport and attempting to shop vac out the water similar to an installation. Not sure what else to do unless just with time it will drain through the vermiculite base and reset itself

Help !

thanks !


Bronze Supporter
Aug 30, 2016
Pittsburgh PA
Sorry to hear about your troubles. Do you know if the pool has a french drain around it? You want to be sure the drain exit is clear and allowing water to flow out.


Well-known member
Jun 8, 2014
Rogers, AR
I had this happen last year to my pool. Give it a few days for the groundwater to drain away. My liner settled back into place perfectly.

Keep the pool as full as you can right now.
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