Throughout the summer I've been obsessing about the small bends in some of the supports at the top by the rim. As far as I can tell, there is no sinking of the supports. I don't remember the bends being there last year.
After reading some posts, I am wondering if the bends could have been caused by the snow last winter. We had a significant amount of snowfall last year of over 60 inches and a lot of it was really heavy.
The first year we installed the pool we went straight from installation to closing with the installer placing the winter cover on. It was pretty snug and I remember watching the wind catching under it several times (this was also a light snow year) and blowing the snow and rain off. When we opened it was more of a leaf sludge and not a whole lot of water on top.
Last year we placed the cover on and couldn't get it as tight (the cable) so the cover sank some and because of the new deck, couldn't take the cover as far over the edge as the previous year. However, the cover sloped to the middle instead of going straight down the edge on the inside of the pool. This year there wasn't a lot of leaf sludge, but there was a ton of water to drain off the cover. Could this have caused the supports to bend in spots?