wrinkles in my pool wall

Liner issues and problems installing or
maintaining above ground swimming pools.

Postby bjgrmh » Wed 27 Aug, 2008 12:44

I am having the same trouble with groundwater. I have about 20 wrinkles in my liner as well. I have a pump I run to get the water out but the water never stops coming out. I ran for 5 hours last weekend. My pool is two years old and I am having a difficult time getting the pool people out to check this. Will the wrinkles ever go away? Will I have to drain the pool? Put in a new liner? Very disgusted at this point. Seems to me someone should be able to give an explanation and solution for this problem for the future.


liner pulling away

Postby JoeC » Sun 07 Sep, 2008 09:44


I just noticed last night during the remnants of tropical storm Hanna here in ct. that I've got spots in the low end of my 20x40 inground pool where the liner seems to be pulling away from the bottom in spots. I was hoping that it is due to heavy groundwater, and that seems to be what some of you think. I'm going to keep a close eye on it as things dry out here, and I sure hope thats what it turns out to be. I'll let you all know if things get back to normal. BTW my pool is in its 2nd year, so I would be shocked if it is a malfunction.

What did we do???

Postby tj » Mon 22 Sep, 2008 21:37

When our salt water pool was closed last year it was fine when it was opened in the spring the liner at the water line bleached out and many wrinkles appeared. Can someone tell me what may have happened?

Wrinkles in my pool wall

Postby Guest » Fri 13 Mar, 2009 02:40

DONOVAN wrote:I called the pool installer and they said I haven't kept up with the maintainance. They claimed that that if the proper chemicals are not added(other than chlorine) that it can wrinkle your liner. They said that the liner has shrunk due to the lack of additives, much like the skin on your fingers do when in water for a long time.

:lol: Yeah yeah :lol:

A rubberized 100% synthetic liner is not waterproof and shrunk in the wash!! :?:
I think the installer is a cowboy!

Call the manufacturer and go through them to get the terms your warranty fulfilled. :eh:

wrinkles in my pool wall

Postby CannCore » Tue 25 May, 2010 11:46

We just purchased a house with an inground pool. Once we opened the winterized tarp, We noticed a lot of wrinkles. I called many pool companies and they said we had ground water under pool liner. All companies suggested me to fill the pool up and the ground water usually goes away. Hopefully this works!! Will let you all know the out come.

wrinkles in my pool wall

Postby abovegroundpoolguy » Fri 28 May, 2010 15:27

Hi Donovan, I kept encountering the same problem, I finally gave up in trying to figure it out myself and called one of the biggest pool retailers online. they recommended that I pin the liner with clamps along the top ledges, the fill in the water and every 20 minutes release the liner a couple inches. Make sure to clamp the liner so that it is not full in the pool. Pictures are also available through LIFESAVERS!

wrinkles in my pool wall

Postby rog » Sat 06 Aug, 2011 17:09

I have been looking for some kind of answer for years. I replaced the vinyl liner in my inground pool in July 1997 and started getting wrinkles in thelong side(16 X 32 pool) opposite the skimmer 7 or 8 years ago and now I have wrinkles on three sides underwater of course. The one with out wrinkles in the deep end?
I have yet to find anybody that can tell me how they got there or how to get rid of them so I just live with them. My bottom of the pool has no wrinkles??? The original long side opposite the skimmer also has above water level excess vinyl which I have no idea why as it was not there when the replacement vinyl was put in?
Got any ideas? I think it must have streached but why after some 7 years? My water tests always come out good. We had to add some kg's of calcium and alkalinity before the city built the new water filtration system but I cannot see how this would have an effect on the liner sides?

wrinkles in my pool wall

Postby barneyel » Sat 01 Sep, 2012 15:38

Our waterfall malfunctioned and alot of water was pumped out of the pool in a mater of minutes. When I noticed it, the water was just below the skimmers. The pool cleaner was plugged into one of the skimmers so the pump never ran dry, whew! Anyway, we re-filled and now have several large wrinkles on the bottom and sides of the pool. This is the first time this has happened and this pool is approx. 6 years old. I am hoping that with re-filling the water to it's normal level the wrinkles will go away. I also think that one day we will hit the lottery.... Has this ever happened to anyone else?

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