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swimming pool problem - leak and/or ground water problem

19 years ago

I hope someone can help!! We had a 20x40 inground vinyl lined pool installed 3 years ago. The year it was installed there were no problems. The second year when opening, we had a floating liner. We pumped the water out from behind the liner and smoothed out the wrinkles. This year we had the same problem, except after pumping out the water, and appling vaccum, the liner is still about 3 inches out from the wall. It appears that the liner cannot stretch anymore. Also, this year the pool appears to be losing about an inch of water a day. We cannot find any leaks in the liner by the naked eye. We contacted a pool company who said we would need to have a sump pump installed near the pool wall to correct the groundwater problem ($3,500) and if we had to replace the liner, it would be another $2500. We are so frustrated and upset, as we don't have a lot of money to invest in this. Our ground did not perk well when we built our house, so we do have a very clay soil that does not get rid of water easily. We are at a loss of what to do. Thanks Gena

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