I have a 6 year-old Outback 24' round pool. This winter, it sprung a
leak and was totally empty when I uncovered it this spring. I patched the
and tried filling the pool, but when it reached about a foot deep, the liner
started tearing around the top on one side of the pool. I figured the bottom
the pool was somehow off-center, putting more stress on one side of the
pulled all the plastic locking bead off and carefully nudged the liner to
I think it is centered. I re-secured the liner with the bead using the
marks as a guide. This time (during filling), the metal walls started
collapsing in several areas
around the pool. I released the bead and liner, and the liner ended up well
below the top edge of the metal wall.
What is the proper procedure for installing an above-ground liner, and,
is it possible the liner would have shrunk to the point it won't reach the
edge of the pool properly?
Thanks for reading and for any replies!!