How to replace pool leg on intex 22x52 ultra frame?

Leinbach

Member
May 30, 2018
14
NE
Pool leg bowed way out from pool. We have a SWG and noticed rust inside legs this year. Pool is level. How far do we need to drain water to replace the leg?
 

zea3

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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2009
11,714
Houston, Texas
You will need to drain the pool completely. Trying to replace the leg on a full pool will put more force on the other legs and if they are also weakened by rust you may have more legs fail.
 

Leinbach

Member
May 30, 2018
14
NE
You will need to drain the pool completely. Trying to replace the leg on a full pool will put more force on the other legs and if they are also weakened by rust you may have more legs fail.
Was hoping to drain 1/2 the pool and try. Am afraid of more legs bending. Was hoping that would be enough. You think I should drain completely?
 

wood712

New member
Oct 10, 2016
1
Hampton Roads, VA
I have had that same pool set up since 2012. So far, haven’t noticed any rust. However, going into the second year, noticed that the support legs were sinking into the ground. While the pool was completely filled, I used a rolling automotive floor jack and a (approximately) 3-foot long 4x4 post to lift the legs (one at a time) in order to place a concrete paver block under each leg. Worked fine without any issues.
 

Leinbach

Member
May 30, 2018
14
NE
I have had that same pool set up since 2012. So far, haven’t noticed any rust. However, going into the second year, noticed that the support legs were sinking into the ground. While the pool was completely filled, I used a rolling automotive floor jack and a (approximately) 3-foot long 4x4 post to lift the legs (one at a time) in order to place a concrete paver block under each leg. Worked fine without any issues.
Thank you! I believe the saltwater is what rusted them. We used same method as you yesterday and replaced the leg. I did drain about 2/3 water first.
 

JeaniB

Gold Supporter
May 30, 2019
61
Midwest
I have seen this method mentioned several times. I have two pavers that broke and one that the leg just slid off of. How exactly did you use this jack? Did you lift the top rail?
 

Leinbach

Member
May 30, 2018
14
NE
I have seen this method mentioned several times. I have two pavers that broke and one that the leg just slid off of. How exactly did you use this jack? Did you lift the top rail?
Used a piece of wood under top rail and raised slowly.