Above ground pool has been up and running for about a month or two and we are currently working to put a deck up on one side of it. Yesterday, as I was vacuuming around the pool stairs/ladder, I noticed that there was something small and hard poking out of the vinyl liner right at the corner. At the place where the floor of the pool meets the wall.
It looked like a screw, though I thought it might just be a branch or a hard root that had possibly poked through when we were backfilling the area with dirt to grade it out around the pool. Then, I noticed a second object poking out. One was on each side of the upright (the posts that hold up the pool walls). I attached a picture, but you can't see the two things poking out because of the reflection off the water, so I just highlighted them in yellow.
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I'm guessing that, somehow, these are two screws that have shifted forward and are now poking into the liner. I checked around the other uprights and didn't notice any other issues like this. I've called the original pool installer (he put it in last year) to see what he thinks we should do, but I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had this issue or if you have any advice on what we should do?
Is there anything you would recommend? Do we need to pull apart a section of the deck and the upright and unscrew the screws so they're not poking out? Or can we push them back from inside the pool (which I realize would pull holes in the liner, but those could be patched, correct)?
Anyone have any idea what these could be or how this could have happened? Thanks again for the help!