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Q: Wrinkles in Pool Liners ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Wrinkles in Pool Liners
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: shellbum3535-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Aug 2006 10:09 PDT
Expires: 05 Sep 2006 10:09 PDT
Question ID: 753145
Is it normal for inground pool liners do get wrinkles after only 5 years?  Is
it a sign that there is trouble ahead, i.e. leaks, have to patch or
get new liner?
Subject: Re: Wrinkles in Pool Liners
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 17 Aug 2006 16:59 PDT
Hi shellbum3535,

I grew up with an inground pool, my Dad groused about the wrinkles for
a couple days before he was satisfied. I remember he was on the phone
with the installer who told him how to get them out as it was filling.

Pool Liner Installation Instructions
..."Slight wrinkles appearing during the installation of a pool liner
is natural. This is caused by an over allowance of vinyl material to
avoid damage to the linear if shrinkage should occur.

Smooth out the floor of the liner by pushing it toward the pool wall.
A soft broom will be helpful.  Never forcefully pull or drag the

NOTE: The liner is not a structural part of the pool.  Its only
function is to keep the water from leaking out of the pool.  The water
pressure is held by the pool wall and structural parts, not by the
liner.  The liner must be installed properly with all the areas
touching the ground, earth mound, pool wall and not supporting the
weight of the water, which will damage the liner..."

And here's my original comment from below:

Wrinkles in Swimming Pool Liners


Search terms:
inground "pool liner" wrinkles
Subject: Re: Wrinkles in Pool Liners
From: neilzero-ga on 17 Aug 2006 16:29 PDT
Perhaps not normal, but about average. Expect trouble in 5 to 10
years, perhaps sooner, if the pool is left empty for more than a day
or the ph is frequently out of the range 7.2 to 7.6   Neil
Subject: Re: Wrinkles in Pool Liners
From: cynthia-ga on 17 Aug 2006 16:35 PDT
Wrinkles in Swimming Pool Liners

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