21' Round AGP Installed Incorrectly
This is the area that leans inward.
Hi, I have read thru your Q & A pages, and they have helped with so many things, thanks so much! My problem is my husband and I put up a used 21' pool last summer.
We have helped put up pools before, so this wasn't our first time, and we had an 18' before, but apparently my hubby was getting frustrated with the length of time the whole ordeal was taking. We had just finished putting the wall up, and were to the part where we should have tapped the bottom plates in/out to make the wall come together to put the screws in...however, my husband decided just to "force it together".
I told him it wasn't going to work in the end, he said it would all settle and be fine in the end. I knew it wouldn't. Needless to say, it isn't. We were able to get it within an inch of being level last summer, so we swam in it all summer. However, now that spring is finally arriving, I checked the pool, and have found that one of the bottom plates has broke, and the pool seems more unlevel than it was before winter, but only a little.
My question to you is what should we do now? It makes me nervous because one area of the pool wall near our deck leans inward and about 2 ft of wall in that area is out of the track. Down about 4 feet further, the wall leans outward. The whole rest of the pool seems perfectly level and the wall is straight up and down. We are not sure now how to resolve this. Should we take the whole pool down? Can it be fixed without totally disassembling it?
I would really appreciate any input you can provide. I am including pictures that I hope will help you see what I am talking about.
Thanks in advance for your help!!
Hi Amy. The big thing that causes me concern is the wall being out of the track. That could be a real problem.
Ideally, the bottom rail should be laid and made perfectly round, using a tape measure from a center point. The bottom rail, and all the footplates, should be made perfectly level.
If this is accomplished before the wall goes up there should be no need for further adjustments once the wall is up.
Only you will know how close you came in those two criteria, round and level. But they are important.
It seams to me, that since you will have to drain the pool to fix the wall out of track problem, you should address the round and level issues.