Quite often in spring time we receive calls about liners that have fallen out of the coping and slid down the pool wall. This is caused from the liner lifting and releasing tension on the bead of the liner which enables it to pop out of the coping or receiver track. For the liner tension to be released means that, your liner has to lift from the ice or from pool water getting under your vinyl liner. Water can get underneath your liner through a hole in your liner or from general ground water saturation around your pool which is usually runoff water being trapped. Excessive rain water or snow melt in spring can also cause your pool liner to float.
This problem can usually be fixed by stretching the vinyl liner back into the receiver track using boiling water to heat up the pool liner. The two issues you can run into are: a brittle liner, or broken coping/track where the liner clips into. When your track lip is broken off there is nothing left to hold your liner into place. Both of these would mean that it is probably time for a new liner and track. For a quote on a new liner click here. If you would like to have a professional repair your pool liner and stretch it back into place give us a call or book an appointment here.
The best preventative measures other than proper drainage is a sump pit or sump well system. Sumps wells consist of a large diameter pipe buried about 5’ deep right behind your concrete deck (as close to the pool as possible) and have weeping tile connected to facilitate the movement of water from behind your pool walls towards the pit. Inside the bottom of the sump pit is a sump pump with a float attached. This pump runs automatically, and only when necessary. The water gets pumped to the sewer or low lying areas through a garden hose or a buried pipe.