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    Problems With Pool Wall

    I am a new member, not sure if I am posting to the correct spot. Apologizes if I am not.

    My issue is as follows...

    I have a 24' above ground pool. Over the winter the pressure from the ice onto the cover (cover was stretch pretty tight all winter) caused a slight accordion type buckling on the very bottom of the pool. This issue is isolated to the bottom 6 inches in about half the pool. No wall breakage an the water is intact. My question/concern is...has the wall be structurally been compromised? I can provide pictures if thats possible on the forum.

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    Re: Problems With Pool Wall

    Welcome.

    Please provide pictures as that will get you the best answer fastest. Also, please add your state as no one probably knows where Methuen is, n I'm not googling.
    What we need to know to answer your questions

    I'll give you my quick opininon on the buckling. Frost heave. The ground moved during freezing n now the pool is not level hence the buckle halfway around the pool. A buckle like that, that low will occur for one reason and that is because it's out of level.

    Please send pics.
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    Re: Problems With Pool Wall

    Thanks for your response Casey...


    Pictures are attached.20150414_174551_resized.jpg

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    Re: Problems With Pool Wall

    That's not good. Not good at all. I was expecting to see that wall bowed a bit but that is past bowed.
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    Re: Problems With Pool Wall

    Agreed. I have decided to replace the pool.

    Thanks Casey.

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    Re: Problems With Pool Wall

    That is your best option. How old was the pool?

    Are you going to install yourself? If you don't have a good test kit, get a TF100. You can look at them here:Test Kit Comparison

    Good luck!
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    Re: Problems With Pool Wall

    It looks like it possible to replace just the wall... but that part may exceed the cost of a new pool. Looks like an elephant sat on the pool...LOL.

    This is of course, assuming the top rails and supports were not damaged.

    Sorry for your bad luck.
    -- Guy --
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