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    how much weight can support on rim

    ok badly worded subject but here is my question

    can you sit or stand on the rim of an above ground pool? how much weight can it hold.

    also I had a deck built 1/4 of the way around the pool to have it look more finished the deck comes of the top of the rail for that quarter I am now wondering how / if I can change the liner if it needs to be replaced? I have seen many above ground pool decks built over like this I just never thought about liner changes before

    thanks
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    Re: how much weight can support on rim

    What kind of liner do you have? If it's a beaded liner you won't have to worry about the deck. If it is overlap or jhook/unibead, you may need to dissemble part of your deck because the top rails have to be removed to do that. That is unless you can somehow do it from under the deck?

    As far as the weight on the rail, they really aren't intended for standing or sitting on, but some of the pool brands to advertise that their pool rail/wall can withstand "X" amount of weight. I would discourage it, especially since you have a deck.
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    Re: how much weight can support on rim

    thanks. its a J hook

    my contractor is still here finishing up I think I will have him cut it back before its to late. of course the latter instructions say to have the deck come over so I will need to rig the latter up funny or get a new one but easier than cutting the deck up to change the liner
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    Re: how much weight can support on rim

    We have deck all around our 23 year old AGP. We are currently replacing the top deck boards. We have beveled the edges of the deck board at approx 15-20 degrees at pool rail edge and left about 1/8 to 1/4 inch space at the top (longest part) of the bevel. This is pretty much the same as the previous deck and the PB can pull the clips and rails to install the liners with no trouble.
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    Re: how much weight can support on rim

    Our deck is installed even with the top rail with a small gap but we installed a 10" wide hinged board (all composit deck) that layes on top of the rail and flips up on the hinges. Our drop in steps are attached to one of those boards. It doesn't really have a function other than cosmetic and so that people aren't catching a toe or foot in the small gap.
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    Re: how much weight can support on rim

    NWMN,
    I saw your system awhile back in another thread and I thought it was genious!

    We are restricted to the old layout based on the existing frame but I though it was just amazing...good job!
    Backyard pool-less, but used to be.....
    16,100 gallon, 18x38 3.5 ft deep oval AG, Vinyl, Sand, 1hp pump
    http://www.poolservicestech.com Liquidator
    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
    http://www.tftestkits.net TFT100 test kit

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    Re: how much weight can support on rim

    the good news with mine is no matter if I do it now or when the liner tears its just deck board overhang not deck framing that hangs over so its a 10 minute saw job to trim it back. the framing is where it needs to be about 1 inch back from rail and 2 inches higher.

    always some small little problem
    25,500K gallons; cartridge; IG; plaster; I'll have to look up the pump size and flow rate

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