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    Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    I noticed the other day that I had no water in my pool. We just had a really bad rain storm which caused my cover to sink in and started holding water on the cover which made a portion of the pool wall to cave in word. I'm at work now and as soon as I get home I'll get some photos up to show. The supports poles on the one side of the pool came up out of the ground. I bought my house three years ago and this is my first season with a major problem. I need advice as to what to do to get this fixed and get swimming!
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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    Lets see the pics then we can go from there. I am hopeful but worried as well. I am sure someone will have an idea or two but we have to know what we are working with.

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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    Im gonna get photos up in a little bit.
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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    Here are some photos. Attachment 37554pool3.jpgpool4.jpg
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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    Ouch! That is significant. It MIGHT straighten out with some pulling, twisting, digging and sweating. Can't see any bent uprights, which is good.

    AG pools are very vulnerable to damage when they aren't nearly full of water.
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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    My cover sat tight all winter long and once the pool became unfrozen is when the water leaked out and stupid me didn't notice it right away. I'm gonna get the cover off today and see what I'm working with. I'll get more photos up in a bit. It just kills me to look at it right now. I love my pool!
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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by massimo View Post
    My cover sat tight all winter long and once the pool became unfrozen is when the water leaked out and stupid me didn't notice it right away. I'm gonna get the cover off today and see what I'm working with. I'll get more photos up in a bit. It just kills me to look at it right now. I love my pool!
    I think I'd get the water off the cover and then remove it. Clear the gravel out of the track and out from under the wall and the "legs", then nudge the wall back into the track Then maybe see if adding water will push things back where it should be. Go slowly and get each upright plumb before you get much water in there.
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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    Okay here is what I would do-------------Find some good friends or people you can pay.

    -Take the cover off

    -Dig out around the whole pool to see what is what as far as bottom track, etc.

    -Drain the water and start over like you are rebuilding it. Take your time. Use gentle but firm pressure to reshape the sides.

    -reseat the liner if needed.

    I THINK it can be saved with enough people to help reshape it.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    Thanks everybody for the advice so far. I'm getting the cover off today. I'll keep you all posted and if anybody has any other advice, I'm all ears! Thanks again!
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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    I'd tear the whole thing down and do a complete install. Those sides are going to need to,be releveled. It's certainly a big job.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    Here's a few more photos. I got the cover and the fun begins! pool6.jpgpool7.jpgpool8.jpgpool9.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    I'd tear the whole thing down and do a complete install. Those sides are going to need to,be releveled. It's certainly a big job.
    I don't have that kind of money... I think it can be fix with a little help.
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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    I would do it myself with a few buddies. It could certainly be done in a weekend with a case or 2 of beer.

    You will never get that wall straight by pushing, prodding or dropping a new liner n filling it. Your post are off the ground in your new pics. The pool needs reset.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Above ground pool walls caved in word HELP!!!

    You guys have been a huge help!!! I'm gonna get started this weekend weather permitting 🙏
    Taking a little from what everyone posted and get the pool back into shape! Wish me luck! I'll keep you all posted with photos.

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