Ok, I need some advice on fixing my buttress problems. I have a 15 x 30 steel sided pool, which was given to me (you can have it if you come get it). I figured that since I was taking it apart, then I could put it together the way it was and not have any problems. unfortunately, I keep discovering things that were done incorrectly when it was set up the first time, like no patio blocks anywhere.
I was smart enough to put blocks under the plates the track slides into and that the verticals sit on, but not smart enough to realize that I also needed them under the buttresses. So they are settling on one side of the pool, causing the rail to lift, sand to move and the start of a sinkhole in the liner.
My question is, do I need to drain the pool and lift the buttress so I can put patio blocks under them, or is it safe to go redneck with a vehicle and foundation jack on the vertical to push it back (take the weight off the foot) so I can lift the end and install the patio block Or can I just take the buttress apart, put the block in and put the buttress together?
The I know that the first option will work, and it occurred to me that since assembling the buttresses happens after the pool was filled (according to the directions), maybe I could take one apart at a time and fix the problem without draining and refilling.