My pool has an overlap-type liner, and holding it on are the standard white plastic coping clips. But, over top of the clips, there are another set of metal clips. My problem is that these metal clips are poorly galvanized and are disintegrating due to rust on the inside. So lots of rust is falling into the pool . What Im wondering is whether these metal strips can be removed and replaced without draining the pool. To me, it looks like the purpose of these strips is to provide structure, not hold the liner in place. Would removing just one section at a time (4ft) compromise the strength of the pool and cause either the liner to slip or the side to collapse, under the weight of all those 13000 gallons? (24ft circle pool) thanks dudes!
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