Not really, but right now I really loathe it. I think I mentioned how I was using the brush to clean the floor and walls 2 weeks ago. Apparently one of the kids knock the brush over and it hit the floor. It caused a little burr to form on the edge of the brush. I didn’t check the brush before using it and it sliced four 2 inch long cuts into the liner .. right where the bottom meets the walls. I patched it and it held for about 2 weeks. I got home yesterday and noticed the water level was low. I walked around the pool and the ground was soaked on the side where the cuts were. I got the swim suit on and the patch kit and went out to the pool. this time I cut a 5 inch patch and put the cement on it and went under to apply it. That’s when I noticed that there was a 4 inch depression under the cut. I lost a lot of sand. And the slice was now a hole 3 inches long and an inch wide. I stuck the patch on but could not get a good seal. I was ready to get the chainsaw and cut the deck down and take a sledge hammer to the pool walls. This has just been a very trying year and this just added to the frustration level.
I went in and called around to all the big local pool places. No one had the 18′ round liners in stock. They could order them. Anywhere from a week to three weeks to get it in. By then the pool season is almost over. What do ya do? On a lark I called the tiny hole in the wall shop I’ve seen once. And they had 2 in stock. A plain blue one and a patterned one. The plain blue was $89 and the patterned one was $189. Guess which one my wife wanted. Yeah, the patterned one. And if you recall from an earlier post that I pretty much do what she askes. We picked up the patterened one. They had a list of contractors who did the installs. We called one. He said $195 cash to do the install. That was $255 cheaper than what the big stores charge!!! I was going to do it myself, but the frustration is not worth it. I’ll pay the $195. I will be helping this installer so I know how to do it the next time. Then maybe I can do liner installs and charge the $195.