These have been issues since we moved into the house 3 years ago, I just haven't decided to look into a solution until now. We've got a Doughboy 52" Desert Spring above ground pool. Looks like the vertical legs are spaced 52" apart, and the top rails are all the same size. The problem is, in two places, it looks like the top rails literally pulled out of their screws, and the legs are too far apart on those sides. Here are pictures. You can see how it pulled out on the right side of both pictures.
Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this? I think the pool is sound, structurally. The biggest problem is that one of those rails is right where we put the steps, so there are kids/swimmers constantly stepping on the rail. I'm open to any suggestions (short of draining and resetting all the legs!).