Pool Owner in Jersey with Sink Hole
by Big John
(Cape May, NJ)
Just bought a Cape May house with a maybe 5 year old 19000 gal in ground vinyl pool. Had local pool service come to open it and they removed plug from skimmer that they shouldn't have. 4 days of bringing water level up to use pump to clean and found a sinkhole between main drains about a foot deep. Know what that plug was there for now though.
Long question short, after all that has been talked about the sinkhole, I just want to make a small hole into it, and inject it with maybe sylcon and thats that till I replace the liner. SO, how do I get this sylcon to INJECT and what type? Any other info would be great too.
I have no idea how that would work or how you would do it. The water pressure at the bottom of the pool is very strong. If the sink hole is resting on solid ground you have very little chance of raising the liner even a smidgen to get something under it.
If the sink hole under the liner is not solid you run the risk of the liner tearing beyond your slit and water filling up any space available very quickly. This is not something I would try, if it were me.
How does the skimmer plug relate to the sink hole, you lost me there? Let me know if you find a way to do this.