Above Ground Pool - Replace or Not
Mother Nature tore up my liner in my above ground pool this spring. I removed the liner myself and called a local pro referred by one of the local pool suppliers in the area. He said that because my wall had a patch in it (Perfectly circular and at most 2" in diameter. I haven't measured) he would not install a new liner.
The patch has been there perhaps 10 years. I inherited the pool 3 years ago when I bought the property. Pro recommended a whole new pool. After materials and installation I'm looking at $5M to $7M in cost depending on pool I select. Is this sound advice or are they just trying to sell me something I don't need as some of my well-meaning friends suggest. Please advise.
It's very possible it's just a liability issue. I refused to install liners in a few pools also, but they had to be in pretty bad shape for me to do that. If it is just liability you could either find a different installer or do the job yourself.
There are many safe ways to patch a pool wall and yours is probably just fine. Especially since it has been there about ten years.