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    Need to reinforce track ... ideas?

    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?

    Thanks!
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    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
    Hayward sand filter, Sta-Rite 3/4 HP pump
    Kleen Machine Robot, TF-100 test kit
    Central NC

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    Re: Need to reinforce track ... ideas?

    I am not an expert but I assume the wall provides the majority of the strength and the railing is there to keep the shape and protect the edge. If you have the proper cove on the inside, I would think it would be fine.

    Is this a photo of a steel wall with a wood grain pattern?
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    Re: Need to reinforce track ... ideas?

    Yes, the steel has a wood grain pattern - although it is mostly faded out on the other side. I have no idea what kind of pool it is - we are the 4th owners LOL!
    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
    Hayward sand filter, Sta-Rite 3/4 HP pump
    Kleen Machine Robot, TF-100 test kit
    Central NC

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    Re: Need to reinforce track ... ideas?

    I drove some rebar into the ground to help hold it into place, but yeah, I was thinking that the steel wall carried most of the weight. We are going to go ahead and backfill once the pool is filled ... assuming we get that far LOL!
    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
    Hayward sand filter, Sta-Rite 3/4 HP pump
    Kleen Machine Robot, TF-100 test kit
    Central NC

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