I'm a little unsure about this vinyl piece that we had to use to replace the rusted out one on this ABP ... I feel like we need to reinforce it some how to prevent possible blow out when we fill the pool.
The two options I thought of were 1. driving rebar stakes into the ground on the outside of the pool. 2. adding 24gauge sheet metal to the inside of the steel wall. We have also thought of backfilling the area which would be about 1 to 1.5 feet ... although I have heard that you don't want to backfill until after you have the pool full.
Should I do one, or both, or all 3 ... or do you have other ideas?