I am doing some work on my 27' round AGP this spring. I will be draining, removing the liner, leveling some of the uprights, applying wall foam, compacting the sand base, adding foam cove, and installing a new liner.
Clearly that is a bit of work to do. I am thinking of draining the pool down, and cutting the existing liner along the top edge and leaving the top rails on while I do the bulk of the work (It's an overlap liner). My question is, how much of a risk am I taking by leaving my pool up, with the top rail one, without any water in it. I know if it rains hard, I am going to have to let the base dry before I can compact it, but I am more concerned with the pool collapsing.