Failure during deep freeze


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Jul 5, 2010
IMG_20190202_164632299.jpgIMG_20190202_164621588.jpgduring our deep freeze here a month ago with 30 below trmp with 55 below windchill the upper walls of the pool collapsed and wrinkled around the top halfway around the pool. I had left left it 1/3 full in fall. Think I can save it?


Feb 26, 2019
Canada (Quebec)
Happen to us 3 years ago on a 1 year old pool, we fixed it for 3 000$, almost the price of the pool. Nowarranty because it was cause by the weather .... I was not impressed. I beleive it's worst with all composite pool.


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Mar 17, 2015
Cedar Falls, Iowa
No pool cover? is the temp suddenly quickly thawing ice and snow? Do you think it has a leak? just a guess but with out cover, maybe a leak with sudden thaw, water level dropped, ice stuck to side walls and pulled on liner as it sank? I am not sure on the saving part without actually seing it. Hopefully someone can help who has had an issue with something similar. I am curious on why. Just a quick opinion looking , looks like it might be stretched out and tough to get back in place
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In The Industry
Jul 21, 2014
“No cover” was not a factor.

Leaving the pool 1/3 full is the culprit, a willful act.
Water is a structural element and provides the lateral support to keep members from being displaced.

The walls are compromised & not safe for use.
I would not entertain a repair.
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Jul 5, 2010
No cover, we don't have trees near so no leaves to keep out. Everyone around hear empties them to 1/2 to 2/3 full. I used to have a cover but we have very high winds and was shreaded twice and expensive to replace. It was only 2/3 full of snow at the time. A leak, possible as it is the 8 years old and the liner was very faded. There was no thaw before, had been cold for a long time.