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Feel free to post a photograph with your question.  Sometimes that can be a big help to me when answering your pool questions.  Another big help would be to tell me exactly what kind of pool you are working on.

If you have an above ground pool set up that you are really proud of, share it with us.  We would all love to see it.  It could be that new deck or a wrinkle free liner installation.

If you have a question, or are looking for information, regarding above ground pool parts, please use this page.

Above Ground Pool Parts Questions and Answers 

All things related to your pool base are covered here.

Above Ground Pool Base Questions and Answers

Your questions about pool filters, skimmers and cleaning systems are covered on this page.

Above Ground Pool Filters

We also have a page just for questions having anything to do with pool liners.

Above Ground Pool Liners

Installing an Above Ground Pool is a page for asking all installation related questions and this page deals with everything else.

The bottom of this page has a list of all of the great questions you all have asked, not covered in the categories above, and my replies.  Scroll down to see if your question has been answered.

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Pool Owner in Jersey with Sink Hole 
Just bought a Cape May house with a maybe 5 year old 19000 gal in ground vinyl pool. Had local pool service come to open it and they removed plug from …

Pool After Winter Damage 
I have a 24 by 54 above ground pool. 5 years old, after taking the cover off, I notice one of the uprights is sitting higher then the rest, after checking …

Rust Holes 
I have a 12x24 above ground pool. I have 3 small rust holes about the size of a quarter. I read your post about how to fix them but my question is can …

Bottom Rail Separating From Wall 
We had a 30' by 15' oval pool professionally installed in 2007. It is an Outback Empire I believe. This past summer we noticed quite a bit of wrinkles …

Doughboy Repair Gone Wrong 
We have an 18'x34' deep ended Doughboy that was damaged this past winter. The liner was completely shredded, the verticals on one side are no longer 90 …

Above Ground Pool - Replace or Not 
Mother Nature tore up my liner in my above ground pool this spring. I removed the liner myself and called a local pro referred by one of the local pool …

Wide Mouth Skimmer Gaskets 
I have an older 24' round swimming pool. Getting ready to replace beaded liner, along with new skimmer gaskets and return. My dilemma is the skimmer gaskets. …

Broken Resin Top Rail 
I'm in deep... After removing my winter cover , I discovered that 1 end of a section of my resin top rail was pulled out about an inch from under it's …

Coping And Water Fill  
We just replaced our pool liner. It is a 12X18 oval pool! With overlapped liner. When do you put coping & top pieces back on your pool? When pool is being …

Frame Pool On Sand 
I bought a 15 x 48 Proseries metal frame AGP. Thought is was level and because my yard is nothing but sand (I live in florida) I put the legs on top of …

Outside Pool Walls Fading 
Hi Dennis, I have a Doughboy Desert Spring pool. I have noticed over the last couple of months the walls are starting to fade, a couple of panels are …

Rusting Connectors on Intex Pool 
I have had an above ground pool in the ground for almost 4 years. It was a very...very cheap Intex pool that has only metal ribs and a top rail. Everything …

Algae Growing Under Pool Liner 
I need to replace my above ground liner. (21 foot round, frog system, very little chlorine). It was leaking down more and more over a few months last summer …

Fix This Aluminum Wall 
Last winter was tough on my pool! I'm trying to decide whether or not I should fix the wall... The pool is about 16 years old but there are no other damages …

Hole in Pool Wall 
Hi, I just found a round rust hole about 1 and 1/2 inch diameter near the bottom of my pool wall. The pool is only two years old . I can see some of my …

Winter Caused Pool Damage 
So I woke up this morning and several posts on my pool are ripped off the ground (see pictures). I just installed the pool last summer with help of some …

Doughboy Side Top rails Bowing Out 
We just had a professional install a 18 X 34 oval Doughboy steel with 8.5 inch top rails. after filling it, now it looks like the side top rails aren't …

Pool Wall Joint Piece 
We recently took down a pool that we got from my aunt and uncle. It was up for 20 years at their house. The pool is in good condition. When it came time …

Intex Pump and Solex Pool 
So, my question is: Will my 2400gph Intex sand filter pump work with a Solex above ground pool? I put up an Intex 18' above ground pool last year just …

Oval Pool Wall Ends Out of Bottom Rail 
Hello and thank you in advance for any help offered! Pictures: HERE IS THE PHOTOBUCKET LINK OF THE POOL WALL OUT OF RAIL. THE POOL WALL IS TOWARDS THE …

Older Doughboy Installed On Concrete Pad 
Hello, We are considering the purchase of a used Doughboy 16 x 32 ft oval pool, the seller refers to it as a Smokey Point model. We would like to install …

Drain Pipe Damage 
I was getting my my 18 ft above ground pool ready for a new liner, while chopping some roots I hit and cracked my center drain pipe. Is there any way …

JW 15x30 Deck 
I am trying to locate the aluminum deck that came with this particular pool. The gentleman who gave me his old pool did not buy the optional deck for …

Sloping Basin 
I just bought a used 21' x 54" round above ground pool which is in great shape. The instructions tell me to dig a sloping basin 6" to 8" deep in the middle. …

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Pool Side Brace Problems 
I posted a question that has not been answered yet but I have done some additional research and there is no way to revise my question so I am rewriting …

Replacing A Top Rail 
I need to replace a top rail on my pool. It was defective. I have water in the pool. I have a beaded liner with a rail over it and a top ledge. Can I …

Ester Williams Pool Dismantling & Reassembly 
A friend of mine wants his 25 year old 15'x 24' Ester Williams pool taken down, he is too ill and elderly to do the job himself so he's hired me to do …

Esther Williams Pool Liner Height Question 
My sister just gave me her 15' x 24' oval Esther Williams pool. I disassembled it last Saturday (in 101 degree heat!)It is in surprisingly good condition …

Doughboy Pool Wall Seam Problem 
I bought a used Doughboy pool, but when putting it together we did not have the correct joint piece. Once we began filling it the pool busted our makeshift …

Buttress Eroded  
I have an above ground 15x30 pool. One week ago one the Buttress raised out of the ground thus, lifting the post and cap etc. above. To keep the level …

Pool Base And Limestone 
We were in the midst of leveling the ground for our 27' above ground pool but then it rained for about 2 days and one side of the ground got extremely …

Pool Level Problem 
Ok, please help me with my sanity. Pool is installed. We checked and rechecked and rechecked my leveling, from one side to the other and also from bottom …

Outside Pool Backfill 
Once my pool is set up I have read that I should push dirt against the wall to prevent water from leaking underneath the pool. But my concern was that …

Pool Bottom Seam 
We just bought a Barbados oval pool from www.Familypoolfun.com,it has 52" walls and is 21x41 oval,we had a contractor install it today and everything went …

Liner Problem 
We put our pool up, its completely even. We followed all directions. It's been up for about 3 weeks. The weather is getting warmer by the day. My son …

Esther Williams Pool Wall 
I have a carousel Esther Williams pool that is at least 30 years old. I just noticed several small holes on the outside of pool where I can see the liner …

Best Pool Kit for Doing the Deep End 
I am currently working with a Doughboy authorized dealer to install a pool. The problem is Doughboy is really proud of there pools and I can't see paying …

Dirt Next To Pool Questions 
What is the best material to use for backfill, dirt or limestone? Our above ground pool has about 16-inches on one side that needs filled. Should I use …

Something Behind Vinyl Liner and Wall 
We have opened our pool 2 weeks ago, which was built in 2011, October. Its a semi-inground wood pool with concrete bottom. You can do a google image …

Problems Installing 21' Above Ground Pool 
My husband and I spent the entire Memorial Day weekend working on the area for our 21' above ground pool. We had no choice but to build up the area a …

Above Ground Pool Possibly Over an Old Seepage Pit 
Mr. Pool Pro, I am a homeowner with a backyard that can easily fit a small 12'round Pool. We recently discovered the backyard might possibly have an old …

Doughboy Pool Disassembly 
I am trying to remove an old Doughboy pool from my mother in laws house to reinstall at my house. I have run into a problem where the pool wall is joined. …

Rust Spots on Wall of 20yr Old Doughboy Pool 
I am taking care of my son's house since the AF has sent him to Korea for a year, and today, I was supposed to get the liner replaced. The pool company …

Pool Wall Buckeled Out Around Skimmer 
Hello, we purchased a pool last year. Over the winter the wall where the skimmer is buckled up, there is nothing else wrong with the pool. I have …

Do I Need A Winter Cover 
I live in North Eastern Ohio and have owned 2 pools. Both above ground and have winterized both the same each time. I have seen three pools in my area …

Pool Warranty Problems 
I own a Buster Crabbe pool with 30 yr limited warranty. The aluminum wall is corroding and several leaks have "popped" around the pool. I have contacted …

AGP with 60" (or 66") wall 
I would like to build a round, flat bottom AGP with a wall height of 60" (even 66" if possible) using an overlap type liner. Searching the internet it …

One Piece Skimmer Gasket Question 
I have my new liner installed and I got a question about the gasket. It is a one piece style gasket, and my question is do I put it behind the liner? …

Water Bugs in My Pool 
Hello, I need help to ID the little pests in my pool. I'm not sure if they are "Backswimmers" or not? I'd like to know how to kill them and keep them out. …

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Pool Wall Buckled After Draining Pool 
This is only the second season we had our pool. Stupidity caused us to completely drain the pool because we could not get the green murky water cleared …

Installing Beaded Liner in Oval Pool 
We recently were given a 15x30 oval Atlantic pool. All we needed was to purchase a new liner which was a Chanel liner. We have never owned a pool before …

Help With Pool Chemicals 
I have a 24' x 24' round pool that holds 13,000 gallons of water above ground. Well I am totally confused on what I am doing wrong. I have 2 floating canisters …

Pool Wall Out of Bottom Track 
What is the immediate risk of finding a section of wall out of the bottom track? What is the long term risk? I completed installing a 27' round pool only …

Intex Saltwater System 
We just took a sample of our water to a local pool store for testing before our initial use to make sure that we did everything properly (since the 3 way …

Radiant GT Installation Inground 
My plans to bury a Doughboy Intrigue fell thru. The installer decided he did not want to do it. Because of my homeowners association my pool has to be …

Above Ground Pool Base On Clay 
Hello All - See attached drawing. I'm installing a 22' round above ground pool. Because the ground slopes, my pool had to be sunk into the ground a bit. …

Replacing Pool Liner With Pool Deck 
We have 16 X 28 Doughboy pool with a deck all the way around the pool. The deck wood goes right under the side rails. We cut the wood so it just goes to …

18x33 Above Ground Oval Pool Base 
Instructions call for sand base, however, we were wondering if we could use an "Insulation" Base? We have had a lot of rain as well and dug out our pool …

Adding Extra Inlets And Outlets To Pool 
I am reinstalling my AGP and replacing the liner. I am considering adding another inlet pipe about a foot or so from the bottom, below the skimmer inlet. …

Leveling Yard For Intex Pool 
I have a 12 x 24 intex pool and hired an excavator to level out the slope in my yard. He dug a hole 29" on the near side and removed the grade out 30' …

Above Ground Pool Wall And Liner Problem 
I saw a similar problem on this site, but mine is a bit worse. It happened over the winter. No tears in the wall are present, YET. The pool is about 13 …

Bent Braces 
I have an 18x33 Oval Pool, with 7 A-Frame braces on each side - installed in 7/2006. There is a u-shaped deck built around the long side (closest to the …

Problem With Liner Installation 
I recently had to have the liner in my pool replaced. It is a 24k gal 15'x 30' "ish". Anyway it took 6 weeks to get the repair man out after the initial …

Doughboy Pool with Winter Damage 
You can see from the pictures, on one half of my pool, the walls have buckled at the bottom and dropped the walls 1-2 inches from the top rails. The pool …

Pool Wall And Liner Split 
Please help!!! We bought our house with a 24' round pool and beautiful deck. Unfortunately we have had several extremely bad storms that have completely …

Using Plastic Under The Pool Sand 
I'm so confused! We bought a used 24' pool. I bought a new liner and we have the area ready for the pool and are getting ready to order the sand. Do we …

Installing Liner Over Wet Sand 
We are replacing a 21' round pool liner. We repaired some minor rust spots, our track is still good as new since initially installing it 10 yrs ago. We …

Can An Above Ground Pool Sit Empty 
How long can you leave the liner out of an above ground pool before replacing it? Will the wall collapse if it is left out for more than a few days? …

Double Up Above Ground Pool Walls 
My pool wall buckled last winter around the bottom edge where it goes into the track. I still have a one year old pool wall that this happened to two years …

Fix Pool Now or Later 
The pool is a 27' and about 10 years old. We had a difficult winter in Quebec and the pool is damaged. The wall came off the bottom tracks as shown in …

Hard Winter Caused Pool Damage 
The wall on my 27' round pool has damage from this years hard NY winter. Part of the wall under the deck has bulged out away from the pool. It appears …

Royal Pool Steps 
Hello, where can you purchase the Royal Pool step you show on your site that you say costs about $150? Every site I've visited on line shows them about …

Intex Pools And Deep Ends 
Hi, lots of great info here! I have a new, in the box, Intex 15'x42" round pool. This is our starter pool. Is it possible to dig out a deeper center on …

Swapping Out Pools 
We put in an 18' above ground pool last year for our two boys. We dug a lot of dirt out and poured a dump truck full of sand to level it out to try and …

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Above Ground Pool Damage 
I am looking for some professional advice regarding the damage to our Above Ground Pool. As you can see in the pictures the heavy snow and ice have caused …

Used Pool For Sale 
I have an above ground pool, 21' round with a DE filter, it's about 7 yrs old. What's the best case scenario as far as selling it? Hi Steve. Your …

Repair Damaged Pool Walls 
Two winters ago the metal walls on my above ground pool split at the point where the ends are bolted together. It appears that corrosion may have weakened …

Straps on Oval Above Ground Pool 
I seem to have a few broken straps under my pool and I am trying to replace them. The rest of the pool is in great shape. I may also be looking for some …

Pool Complete - Thanks  
I'd just like to thank you for all the help. I'm sending pics of completion. Well almost, still working on the deck. But we got the liner to big, lots …

Asahi or Doughboy Pool 
I am looking at buying an above ground pool for the first time. I have decided upon an 18' x 33' x 52 oval pool without buttresses. I can buy a nice …

Esther Williams Carousel Pool Out of Level 
Hello and thanks for taking my question. I've been reading on pool forums to try to find a reasonable answer to my query below - I am a new pool owner …

Used Oval Doughboy that Owners Folded Sidewall 
We purchased a used 16 x 32 Doughboy with the idea of burying it in our backyard at least halfway and getting an expandable liner for extra depth. Unfortunately …

Aluminum Panel Pool 
We are trying to find out what type of pool this is. The pool is 22 years old, all aluminum panels that slide together and the liner is finally giving …

Moles Under the Pool Liner 
We have had our above ground pool for 9yrs and never had this problem. We just replaced the liner for the first time, and now after 3 weeks of being in, …

Algae in an Above Ground Pool 
We have a 24 ft. round above ground pool that I can't seem to get clean. We have debris on the bottom of the pool, it looks white, along with green, almost …

Soft Sided Pool Lopsided 
Our soft sided 16' pool is leaning to one side. The ground is not as level as we thought. The pool is suppose to hold 38" of water, but because of the …

Cooling The Pool 
I have a 15x30 Bermuda pool. It is installed about 2 feet into the ground. My problem is that the water temp is hovering around 90 degrees (according …

Platform for Above Ground Pool 
Background info: My husband purchased an new 18' diameter above ground pool (I believe it is an Intex, 52" high with the metal support frames) and has …

Sears/Muskin Pool Skimmer 
I have a 10 year old Muskin made 27' above ground pool and I can not find a replacement skimmer. I have gone to the local pool stores and was told that …

Above Ground Pool Wall Buckled and Broke 
Hello, Can I fix this by replacing that section of wall? The mounting strip is behind the left support. I'm wondering if I could tie in on the right one. …

Lower Pool Wall is Buckling 
We purchased our pool 3 years ago. Of the 3 years we have used it 2 seasons. When we started landscaping and getting ready to open the pool we noticed …

Mole Damage to Above Ground Pool 
We have moles in the yard. It appears that they have gotten under out pool liner in one spot. What can happen to the pool, or liner, with these tunnels …

AGP Top Rail Installation Issues 
I just spent all day installing my new Lomart 24' AGP. Everything was done meticulously. Ground 1/2" max level difference across pool, checked roundness …

Deep End Oval Pool 
I'm installing an 18 x 33 with the straps between the uprights and I'm going to do the L bracket and the cinder block, my question is do I need to do all …

Bulge in Pool Liner 
I just had a pool installed last summer. Everything was fine when we closed the pool. We just reopened the pool today and on the one wall the liner in …

Rust Hole in Pool Wall 
I have a above ground pool 12x24 its 10 years old and I just noticed the wall has a rust hole in it. What do I do? We have river rock around the pool …

Pool Leaking Over Winter 
We have a 15x30 above ground pool and have noticed about 2 feet of water loss over the winter months. We have lots of snow and ice on the cover, for sure …

Water Gone From Pool 
I had a new liner put in our above ground pool in the fall. We closed the pool for the winter & drain the water off the cover. We went away over Christmas …

How To Keep Winter Cover On AGP  
We live on the windy great plains of Oklahoma. Our pool cover blows up like a parachute over the pool. The cover is fastened down with the metal cable …

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Trevi 15 x 30 Oval 
I had a 15x30 Trevi pool with buttresses. After they built it, I noticed bumps in the pool from the straps pushing up on the foam. That is when I noticed …

Pool Wall Out Of Track 
One side (about 4') wall of my 24' Aqua pool (52" high) is slightly inside the track, about 1/2 to 1 inch. The water appears uneven (under 1" higher) when …

Pool Filled and Out of Level 
I put in a 9 year old 18' x 33' oval pool. After filling it with water and putting over $600.00 in chemicals we noticed the one corner is about 2-3 inches …

Bubbles Under Pond Liner 
I built a pond (200 ft long and 120 ft wide) in my front yard. Lined big protruding rocks with discarded nylon carpet pieces before laying down the pond …

Buster Crabbe Oval Pool 
We recently purchased a 4 year old Buster Crabbe pool (used). It is an oval above ground 15 x 30 in good condition. We leveled ground to within 3/4" - …

Buying a Used Pool 
Your website is really awesome and informative! Thank you. We are looking to buy a used pool and found one that was well taken care of but its about 18 …

Vertical Supports Bent  
Over the winter I had a couple of the vertical supports bend a little bit. Should I just try to bend them back into place or should I look to replace them? …

Above Ground Pool Walls  
We have had our above ground pool up for 3 years. This year, more than any other, I have noticed the pool walls moving when anyone is in the pool. Is …

Unlevel Pool 
Is there a way to fix an un-level above-ground 27' round pool? Hi Andrew. There are many ways an above ground pool can be re-leveled. The course …

24 Foot Round Pool - Wall Pushed In 
We have a 24 foot round outback pool. We just bought the home and the pool water was horrible due to no maintenance for 600 days. So after 9 days and …

Bow in Pool Wall 
I had a replacement 18' round above ground pool installed. The old one lasted 15 years. The pool is about 1/2 full at this point. The wall section where …

Doughboy Pool Installed In Ground 
I am considering buying a Doughboy pool that I want to install in ground. I was very excited to find this pool offered where I Live, about 1 hour north …

Aqua Leader Pool Help 
I am thinking of purchasing a USED Aqualeader Illusion pool. It is approximately 10 years old. From looking through your site I have 2 major concerns. …

Sand Behind Liner 
Ok, I have that Secard above ground pool which I bought used and paid to have put up. A few inches up the pool wall from the bottom in one section, there …

Backfill Around Doughboy Pool 
I have an in ground Doughboy pool with a brick built retaining wall all the way around. I really need to know how to backfill please...I'm desperate !! …

Posts Raised on my Above Ground Pool 
Three posts on our above ground pool moved due to frost, and the liner has pulled away from the pool, and the top ring is about 4 to 5 inches above where …

Crooked Uprights on Above Ground Pool 
When leveling the verticals, should we be leveling them from left/right when looking at them? Or from the top to bottom from in and out? I am not sure …

Unlevel Pool Safety 
A friend gave us a 24ft. above ground pool (one piece metal wall) which we installed ourselves (crazy). We have a couple of issues. (1) The pool is not …

Compare Above Ground Pools 
We are comparing above ground pools to figure out the better one for the best price. Someone stated the Outback pools are the best. Do you know the comparison …

Above Ground Pool Wall Buckling 
I've noticed that my pool has buckled a bit at the back. I'm not sure what caused it - could it be that not enough water was drained before the winter? …

Buckled Sidewall 
I made a pretty big mistake last summer. I drained my above ground pool to clean it and the walls buckled in several different areas along the top when …

Above Ground Pool Wall Material 
Where can I purchase metal wall material for my 24' round above ground pool repair? I need 12' of it. I need bottom track to reach between two braces, …

Above Ground Pool Wall Dented and Buckled 
After a nasty winter here on the east coast, a section of our above ground pool wall dented or buckled. Can this be fixed? The liner isn't ripped so …

Dented Pool Walls 
I have an above ground pool that has a whole section dented pretty bad---any ideas on how to fix it? Any help would be appreciated-- thanks Hi Mike. …

Above Ground Pools For Sale 
My husband and I want to sell our 12 year old above ground pool. The pool needs a new liner, but everything else is excellent condition. A new pump was …

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Muskin Above Ground Pool 
I have been looking for an above ground pool and I came across someone selling theirs. They bought it two years ago but decided that it was too much trouble …

Pools Over Septic System 
I have a 23 ft. round above ground pool that I want to set in my back yard. My problem is that where I want to set it, it will be on top of my lateral …

Ground After Removing An Above Ground Pool 
I am in the process of buying a home that has an existing above ground pool. I'm told the pool must be removed before closing because it does not have …

Tuff Pools 
I am interested in a above ground pool for my kids. I have seen a pool called the "TUFF POOL" and wondered if you know anything about them or know anyone …

The Used Above Ground Pool Is Up 
Now that I have the used 18" X38" Secard pool up and full of water, I have to establish how to put the deck up to it. Main problem is that the pool is …

Bent Pool Wall 
Our pool wall folded over in the area just to the left of the skimmer and just to the right of the return outlet due to a shrunken liner. The fold is about …

Used Pool 
I have read your stories here and have bought a used pool. It was up and clean and holding water. I have replaced the rusty pieces that I was concerned …

Inner Stabilizer Rail On Above Ground Pool 
I am in the process of installing an 18' x 33' Sharkline pool and have discovered a couple of issues with the install. The top inner stabilizer rails …

Doughboy Pools - Inground 
I am planning on installing a Doughboy pool in the ground. I am going to leave 6" out has recommended by you and Doughboy. My question, when the pool …

Intex Pool Questions 
We are considering a large 16x32 Intex ultra frame pool, which appears to be soft-sided. This selection is based on price/feature set, plus the size and …

Above Ground Pool Center Drain 
We are getting ready to install a new liner in our above ground pool. Some of our neighbors have above ground pools and upon their installation they installed …

Pool Walls Buckling 
We are installing a 27' above ground pool. We followed all instructions perfectly. When we started filling the pool, the walls started buckling in. …

Pool Loosing Water 
This is the second year in a row that in Aug. The pool loses 3 to 4 feet of water in 3 to 4 days. It can't be evaporation. Too much too fast. Then it stays …

Rusted Pool Wall HELP 
Hello, I have found that the wall on my pool has rusted through. It is where the water return is. I have spring water, so if there is any way I can repair …

Pump Pressure and Slime in Filter 
When I bought my house last fall the above ground pool was covered when I opened the cover the water was brown. After talking to my new neighbor I was …

Wall Foam on 54" Wall 
I installed a 15x30x54" resin pool,now ready to install the wall foam which only comes in 48" height, does the foam go to the top or bottom of the 54" …

Warped Bottom Track and Kinked Wall 
After a harsh and cold winter, I find that my pool sunk 4 inches on a side where we cut down a tree several years earlier. My pool is a 21 foot circular. …

Wall Foam, Pool Cove and Floor Padding 
Is it necessary to buy the wall foam, pool cove and floor padding for my above ground pool? This pool will be set up on dirt, and I'm not sure if I need …

Expandable Pool Liner for 24 ft Round Above Ground 
I have been searching for an expandable pool liner for our round pool that will allow us to have a deep end rather than the a bowl shape with the middle …

Best Base 
Good Afternoon, I am getting ready to install an 18' x 52" round AGP. My question Is about the base? My ground is mostly sand.(South Florida) I will …

Pool Liner Coming Down 
We had a liner put in our pool. When the water started filling the liner came loose. The pool guy already cut for the skimmer. Can it be fixed? The pool …

Pinhole At Top Of Liner 
We were installing an overlap liner and the edge of the coping strip put a pinhole size hole in the top part of the liner, can we patch it with something? …

Wall and Bottom Rail Problems 
We had a pool company set up a used pool we bought. There were a number of issues but finally it was done and filled. Three weeks later we noticed that …

Protecting The Cove From Washout 
Hi, We bought a 24' round Doughboy and am installing it on a slope. The grade changes about 26" over 28 feet. In looking at Doughboy instructions they …

Summer Escapes Pool Unlevel 
I bought a 15'X42" summer escapes pool. When we leveled the ground it was nothing but a muddy mess. My yard is clay so the water has no where to go after …

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Doughboy Side Rails Leaning Out 
When I viewed the page by Bonnie from Illinois it looked like my pool. Our pool is 16X28 with 7.5 inch top rails. Our pool is completely surrounded by …

Pool Installation and Nut Grass  
We bought a 24 ft above ground pool about one month ago and paid $1000.00 to have the pool installed by the company. I now have 3 or 4 places with grass …

Above Ground Pools On Blocks 
I bought an above ground 24ft round Allegro pool used. It has a plastic bottom track. I had the ground leveled by a professional and I dug out the holes …

Leaking All Around While Filling 
Putting up intex pool and noticed that all around pool has water while the pool is being filled does this indicated that the liner is not good or is this …

Unlevel Frame Pool 
I just put a 16'x48" metal frame pool up. It is unlevel by 2.5 to 3 inches. We added another strap around the outside of the pool and braced the deepest …

Pool Liner and Leaning Posts 
My pool liner has come out from under my rail about a three foot section and the part of the rail will not go back into place because I see that it is …

Liner Shrinkage 
I drained my above ground pool completely and then had to leave for 3 days. The outside temperature was 88 degrees. I came back and now my liner has pulled …

Rust On A Used Pool 
I have an opportunity to get a free pool. My husband checked it out and said that all the bolts are rusted at the strip where the seam of the pool is. …

Semi Inground Pool Not Level 
Hi,I have a 2 year old semi Inground pool (15 x 30) that was only used for one season that is not level by about 2 inches. Last summer we noticed that …

Forgot to Remove Light 
Hi I installed liner for the first time and I forgot to remove the light. I know I'm crazy. Can I cut the hole smaller and stretch around light and then …

Dirt Backfill Against Intex Ultra Frame Pool 
In order to get my ground level for our Intex ultra frame pool we had to dig out about 2 1/2 feet on one side down to about 1 foot on the other. After …

Wall Seam 
I'm putting up a used 18 ft above ground pool . We didn't line up the wall seam with a post, does it matter structurally? Thanks Hi Not at all, …

Winter Damage Around Skimmer 
Hi, I've looked over the other entries on your site regarding this issue and the other pictures look worse than the damage to our pool. I went to the company …

Replacing Metal Top Rails 
I have a 41x21 oval Doughboy not sure of the model but it was installed in either 88 or 89 it has wood grain sidewalls and yellowish metal rails and supports. …

Return Hole Rusted 
I have an above ground Doughboy 24' round pool that is 25 years old. We have gone through three liners and are very pleased. However, last year a leak …

Pool Wall Caved In 
I'm replacing my liner this spring. Noticed walls are bent from winter and no water being in pool due to hole in liner. Was told to dig out 2 ft out and …

Pool Cover Under New Liner 
We are putting in a new liner for an above ground pool and are contemplating if its a good idea to maybe re-purpose an old pool cover (tarp style) under …

Crack In Wall Of Aluminum Pool 
Over the winter our pool wall came apart on one side. We were told by one pool guy that we'd just need to reinforce then get a new liner. Next time we …

Collapsing pool 
We had an above ground pool professional installed two summers ago, this would have been our third summer. We had problems when the pool first went up …

Beaded Pool Liner Help 
Hello. I have a 27' round above ground swimming pool with a beaded liner. I am going to be replacing it this weekend and sure could use your advice. …

Installing The Pool Wall 
I am building a 27' resin 54" wall above ground pool by myself. I have leveled the surface, installed the pads under the uprights, placed and centered …

Objects Under Liner Problems 
The pool was installed this March. Last night I felt something very pointy under the liner about 3 ft. from the wall. I called the pool place and they …

Deep End Liner Questions 
I have a 15 x 30 above ground pool that was installed a week and a half ago. The liner is an overlap expandable liner. They installed a deep end so the …

Ladder Questions 
Last year we installed a used Doughboy above ground pool. We have an A frame ladder that slides up and locks to keep people out of the pool when you're …

Hold Down Plates 
I need to replace the straps and hold down plates at the bottom of my 15 X 25 foot oval pool. I managed to get new straps but I can't find the metal hold …

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Skimmer Installed Too Close To Upright 
The above ground pool came with the house that I bought, and I've had it for about three or four years now. The biggest problem I've had with it is that …

Intex Pool Questions 
Hello, We have a 10ft x 20ft Intex above ground pool. Our backyard was full of tree roots and we were not able to level the ground. Instead we built …

Taking Down an Above Ground Pool for Transport 
We just purchased a 28' Doughboy. What are the most important things to know about taking it down so when we have it installed, there won't be any issues? …

Permanently Remove Plastic Top Rails 
I am in the process of building a deck around an 18'x33' oval above ground pool. I'm OCD and REALLY want it to look good! The guys who installed our pool …

Add Wall Fittings 
I would like to install a through the wall suction side vac-port in my 16x26 oval above ground pool. I have looked at the pool sites and they all lead …

Tree Fell On Pool 
A tree hit my pool. I'm planning on replacing the liner, but should I be worried about the dents in the side of pool? Will a new liner protect me or …

Age of a Doughboy Pool 
We are looking at buying a used doughboy pool. I have looked into a couple that the people "think" they are about 10-15 years old, but they still have …

How Long can a Doughboy Liner Sit Empty  
Hi, we bought our house recently. In the back is a Doughboy brand pool, not really sure about make, model or even the year. The pool is full of old very …

Oval Liner Replacement with Deep End and Main Drain 
I have an 18' by 34' above ground Doughboy pool that needs to have its liner replaced. It is an overlap liner installed with a 7' deep end and main drain …

Sand Coming Out From Under Pool 
I had a 24' above ground pool installed 3 weeks ago. The company leveled and installed the pool completely. I had stones placed around the pool as suggested …

Doughboy Pool Not As Big As Expected 
When our old above ground pool gave out we decided to replace it with a professionally installed Doughboy pool. The old pool was an 18X33 by Muskin with …

Uninstall a 16' x 24' Rectangular Fanta-Sea Deck Pool 
The 16'x24' Fanta-Sea pool with a walk-way deck on three sides and a larger deck at the ladder end,came with the house we bought 18 years ago, and I'm …

Overlap Liner Questions 
I had a pool installed recently with an overlap liner. I was going to cut the excess liner off, but after reading your advise on folding the excess back …

Problems With Liner Seams 
We bought a pool from an individual. We put it up and the water was leaking. We removed all the water and we can't find any holes, however the seams have …

Posts Are Coming Off The Ground After Filling 
We have installed two pools before this...all went well. This one has been a nightmare!!! First pool was 24ft, last was 18ft, new one is 21ft. We brought …

Pools and Vacations 
We have an above ground pool (the kind you set up every year), and we will be on vacation for 3 weeks. Last year when we went we put the winter cover …

Pool Return Location 
I am installing an above ground pool. I was planning on a floor drain like I did 15 years ago, but it looks like things have changed. I ordered an automatic …

Pool Uprights Are Leaning 
I just completed installing an 18' round 52" high AGP. The pool is completely full and I noticed that the water level at one upright is about 1.5" higher …

Pool Skimmer Questions 
I am about to install my skimmer. I replaced my liner and have the water about 6 inches from the opening. I am using my old skimmer, but would like to …

Is The Pool Level 
Just had a 24 foot 54" above ground resin pool installed. The pool is filled and I noticed that the water level appears higher on one side compared to …

Converting Oval For Deep End 
I have a deep end on my pool and want to use the method mentioned in here about the two cinder blocks and the L bracket. My question is how to attach …

Bottom Rail Not On Ground 
My husband is installing an oval 16x32 ft Doughboy above ground pool. He dug out for the footers and poured concrete. He leveled and leveled for the footers …

Pool Wall Bowed In At Uprights 
We live in Quebec, Canada and our 8 year old 21' above ground pool has managed winters beautifully until now. This year, all the water leaked out of the …

Wrong Size Pool Liner 
I bought a 54 Inch beaded liner but I think it should have been a 52. My walls are 48 inches high but someone said to add for for correct stretching. …

Bottom Rail Questions 
We got our used pool from my mom. We bought new bottom rails and feet. We are trying to install the bottom rail but they are not forming a perfect circle. …

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Post Is Leaning 
I have a 27' round pool with a 52" wall. One upright is slightly tilted outward by the skimmer, nothing drastically noticeable but tilted none the less. …

Expandable Liner Questions 
I am considering buying a Doughboy pool and read that the expandable liner could make our pool up to 7' deep. What are your thoughts on this product? …

Uprights Rusted At Base 
I have four verticals that are no longer connected to the bottom rail. How are they supposed to be attached? Hi Dennis. The verticals connect to …

Not Opening The Pool 
I am considering not opening my 24' above ground pool this summer. I live in the Northeast. Highest temps we see here are about 90. I plan on leaving …

Closing An Intex Pool for the Winter 
I have a 18'x4' Intex inflatable ring pool. We live in Indiana where we do get cold, snowy and icy winter weather. We were going to attempt to keep our …

1st Time Used Above Ground Pool Buyer 
I am looking to buy a 28 ft round 52 inch deep used above ground swimming pool. The pool is currently running and is being sold with all the accessories, …

Pool Deck Building Advice 
I have a 27' round above ground pool. I just built a partial deck on one side and have 7 ea. 10' sections of vinyl fence. I want to stand treated 2x4's …

Leak in Above Ground Pool 
We have a 12/24 oval pool. It has a slow leak and it was near the ladder. We patched it. However it continues to leak slowly. If we let it continue …

How to Drain an Above Ground Pool 
I recently purchased a house that had an above ground pool and I stupidly opted to keep it. I moved in on July 30th and the seller had never opened the …

Pool Wall Blown Down 
My poor husband has been trying to get this 27ft above ground pool installed that was given to us. The ground has been ready, the sand was delivered, and …

Leveling Questions 
My husband and I recently moved into our first home which came with an above ground pool. Neither of us are 'pool people' and feel a little out of our …

Used Esther Williams Pool 
Hello Pool Expert, Used to live in AZ, have the skin cancer to prove it! Question: I know you said if you buy a used AGP to try and make it be 5 years …

Evaporation Rate for Above Ground Pool 
How much water can evaporate from a 24 foot above ground swimming pool in a day with a cool and windy night? Hi. An above ground pool could loose between …

Sand Outside Of Pool Questions 
I found a small pile of sand next to my above ground pool. What could be causing this? Hi Donna. That would all depend on the type of base you have …

Dented Top Rail On Above Ground Pool 
My friend decided to not listen and attempted to vault himself over the pool side. Of course he missed. In the process he dented the top of the pool (the …

Pressure Plates Showing Under Liner 
We recently installed a 15 X 30 X 52 oval pool and within a week we could feel the hold-down plate edges and one of the straps. The pool was set on blocks …

Oval Above Ground Pool Out of Level 
I have a 15x24 AGP that has been out of level since first installed about 15 years ago. I am in the process of replacing the liner (1st time) and repairing …

Repair Caved In Pool Wall 
How can I repair a caved in above ground pool wall when the pool is set in-ground? Hi Rick. I have had to do this a few times. Not on my own pools, …

Trouble Installing Oval Pool Liner 
We are installing our own pool liner. It is a 15 x 30 x 52" oval above ground. We were told that we have to bevel the sand up next to the walls around …

Repair Ripped Pool Sidewall 
I live in south Jersey. I bought the house in 2004 with a 21 foot, 52" high above ground pool. Went to install a new liner about 1 month ago (May 2011) …

Pool Wall Not Fitting 
My 24 ft. round metal wall pool will connect the top bolt on the wall seam, but the bottom is about an inch and a half off. What are your suggestions? …

Bead Receiver On A Tidewater Pool 
Hello. I love the site. I have been doing my best to research this used pool that I purchased. I was able to establish that it is indeed a Tidewater Pool …

Reusing Pool Liners 
I have printed off tons of useful information on your site. We are getting a used above ground with a deep end doughboy pool. We have to disassemble …

Repair Skimmer Opening 
My pool wall is paper thin around the skimmer. It's an above ground pool. To use Aluminum for the repair do you need to rivet it in or can I just use DUCT …

Removing Pool Top Rail 
The top rail on our 16X28 Dough boy pool needs to be painted and we have an auto repair guy who will to do the painting. The question would be how much …

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Water Problems 
Your site was my angel in disguise, on leveling and site prep, four inches higher, followed all suggestions and purchased 3 tons of packing sand and went …

Dealing With Sink Holes 
We have a 21' round above ground pool. I noticed an 8" x 6" sink hole along the side of the pool wall. It is about 2" deep. Should I try to push the sand …

What Model Is My Doughboy Pool 
Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me identify the model of my pool. It came with the house that we bought and the vertical uprights are starting …

Above Ground Pool In Canada 
I live in Manitoba Canada where the winters are cold and frost is always a concern. What would be the best way to install an 18ft above ground pool considering …

Pools On Concrete 
I am installing a 24' AGP on a level concrete slab. I live in Mississippi and cannot find foam board insulation thicker than 3/4". I am thinking about …

Oval Pool Posts Leaning Out 
I have noticed you had gotten several questions dealing with round and oval pools doing this. I did hire a "so called" professional to set my pool up. …

Tunnels Under Pool 
I have some tunnels that seem to be getting worse under my pool? We are getting ready to replace the liner. What measures should I take to prevent this …

Solar Cover Questions 
What are the best solar covers on the market? I'm going to need one for my AGP 24 x 52. It's near a wheat field and will be in direct sun a good portion …

Sidewall Creased 
Quick question. My above ground pool wall buckled below the filter. I was going to hammer out the crease using a 2x4 on one side and a hammer on the …

Replacing Above Ground Pool Decking 
We have 16x32 above ground pool with aluminum support and deck with plywood sides. The pool is at least 25 years old and aluminum is in good shape. We …

Pool Wall Buckled 
We moved into our new home and found the pool wall was starting to buckle outwards in a couple of spots. I presume this is from someone kicking off the …

Liner For Used Pool 
I am getting a second hand pool from a friend. My friend measured where the pool was sitting and said it was 20 ft. I am trying to buy a replacement …

Above Ground Pool Post Leaning 
After 3 weekends of preparation, we got the pool wall up, in the track, installed the liner, and have secured that. I put each of the 16 posts up around …

Torn Pool Wall Under Return 
The pool store will not touch this, due to liability. How can I fix this split at the return, and bent track? Will repair be strong enough to hold back …

Lomart Pool Winter Freeze Damage 
We have a three year old Lomart 27' round pool. This past winter (in New Hampshire), huge ice packed in pool. We had a sudden two day spell of 60+ degree …

Low Water Levels Over Winter  
I live in Canada...very cold throughout the winter. My water level in the pool seems lower this year. I have removed most of the water from the winterized …

Brand New Pool Damage 
I have a 24ft by 52 round pool. The bottom of the wall buckled and came out of the bottom track in about three places. There are also places where the …

Cold Weather Vinyl Repair 
The vinyl liner of my above ground pool is busted in two places. A build up of ice caused the ladder to break and puncture the bottom of the pool. The …

Solar Heat for an AGP 
After two years of having my solar panels sitting on the lawn behind my deck I decided to install them on the roof of my two story house. I was advised …

Freeze Causes Wall To Buckle 
We replaced a new 24' round 52" tall pool on an already existing site that was home to a 24' round 48" tall pool in the spring of '09. No excavation was …

Pool Problems 
This spring we noticed the 28 ft. above ground pool has buckled and separated the outer wall, where the screws hold the wall together, the holes for the …

Pool Wall Pulled In At Top 
After a record snowfall here in New England, I have a pool problem I've never encountered before. It seems the top of my pool wall has pulled away from …

Exact Pool Size 
What is the measurement for a pool that is 15'x 48"? How wide is it and how tall can you stand up in it? Hi Christy. I assume you are talking about …

Intex Pool Inground 
I'm planning on sinking my Intex Metal frame pool (15 x 4 ft) but not sure what is the safest way to go about doing it. Please help any suggestions are …

Winter Damage 
The weight of the snow buckled 4 uprights and a lower side wall in an 8ft area. If the uprights are replaced do you think the pool wall is safe to use? …

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Planning An Above Ground Pool Deck  
We are getting ready to install a 45x18x52" oval above ground pool with an overlap liner and no deep end. We would also like to add a deck around the …

Neglected Pool 
I've been reading your site and see that you strongly suggest to never drain an above ground pool for risk the liner will shrink. I have a 7 year old …

Above Ground Pool Wall Repair 
We took down a 10 year old 21x41 swimming pool 4 years ago. I want to put it back up but am concerned about the wall. There is some rust and I was gong …

Used Pool Buying Tips 
My husband and I are wanting to purchase a pool, mostly for grown children and grandchildren to use, but I am unsure if we should put a lot of money into …

Used Asahi Pool 
I bought a 27'above ground pool. Another do-it-yourself project. I need bottom or foot plates and a couple of sections of bottom ring might also be wise. …

Oval Pool Questions 
I bought a used 16x32 Doughboy that has a deep end and I need to know how to take it down and put it back up. Hi. That question would take a book …

Leaving Pool Empty 
We have an 18 x 22 above ground pool. The liner is now leaking (we think thru the bottom drain). We are pretty sure we will have to replace the liner …

Above Ground Pool Winterizing 
I have a 21 foot round above ground pool w/ deck around it and Pentair clean & clear plus filter attached by PVC piping, not flexible hose - piping runs …

Odd Part For My Used Oval Pool 
I have bought a used pool from someone. They had it apart, but all the pieces seem to be there and in good shape. The only problem I am having is that …

Deep End Pool with Beaded Liner 
Creating a deep end in an above ground pool with snap in liner and deck all around. I would like to add a deep end. Do I have the process correct. 1) …

Identify Pool Manufacturer 
I just bought a house in Clearwater FL and it came with an above ground pool. The pool measures approximately 15' X 30' oval. The pool is in good condition, …

Oval Pool Instructions 
I have purchased a second hand pool and I'm not sure of the brand as the lady couldn't recall the name and no longer had any instructions for it. When …

Pool Base Frame 
Hi, I have a new 15'round above ground pool I would like to install in a 20'x 18' area. (see picture) The framing is solid, dirt is firmed and packed. …

Buying Used Above Ground Pool 
We are going to look at an above ground pool we found on Craigslist. 15 x 30 $325, in Prior Lake, MN. Do you think this is a fair price? What should we …

Will Raised Area Hold Above Ground Pool 
I purchased a used above ground pool, 28 round 4ft. deep. My yard was uneven at one end by a foot. My husband and son decided to build the ground up, …

Pool Cove Washing Out 
I recently had a hose burst and the stream of water pointed directly where the pool wall (outside) meets the ground. The stream wore away a lot of the …

Bowing Sides On Intex Pool 
We tried to fill it with water in hopes it would stop bowing but it hasn't. It's a 32'x16'x54" Ultraframe Intex pool. Hi Elizabeth. I know these …

Above Ground Pool Track When Using Foam 
Typically the above ground pools I've seen installed have the wall track and joiner plates at ground level and have paver-type blocks mounted below ground/flush …

Meeting Code 
Hello, I am looking to install a 48" pool myself. I took it down no problem and have all the instructions and photos I need. My question is this... …

Metal Straps on Used Pools 
Hello, I found what seemed to be a great deal on an above ground pool. We got to the residence to take the pool down and as we got to the end we realized …

Intex Pool Unlevel 
We just purchased a 15' x 4' round Intex pool. We tilled the ground and thought it was level. Unfortunately, when we filled the pool last night we realized …

Exact Pool Measurements 
How many feet across is an 18 foot round pool? Hi Cathy. That's actually a pretty good question, as simple as it sounds. When it comes down to an …

Moles Under Pool Questions 
I'm replacing my current above ground pool with a new above ground pool. I have been calling local installers. I found that one uses sand stone and another …

Finding The Pool Size 
I was given an Asahi above ground swimming pool frame. My problem is I am not sure the size of the pool and I have no liner for this pool. However, …

Asahi Pool Top Rails 
I have a 33 ft. round above ground Asahi pool. I am replicating the beaded liner after 5 years of use. I am told by two installers that the top rail …

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Walls Buckling While Filling Pool 
We are attempting to install a torn down pool we bought from someone that has been sitting for a few years. When we started filling the walls started buckling …

Pool Contractor Damaged My Pool 
I am having a Doughboy 16 x 32 pool installed. The pool is partially sunk. The contractor ran into the pool with a bobcat while moving sand base and badly …

Wood Top Rail for an Above Ground Pool 
I'm trying to make my above ground pool blend into my deck as much as possible. Any thoughts on replacing the normal resin top rail with one made out …

Painting Pool Top Rail 
Is there any way I can paint the top rail of an older pool. I think it's aluminum and it looks like there is rust coming through. We haven't put the pool …

Bulge in Pool Wall After Winter 
I hope you can help with this. After the rough winter (NY) we found our pool with a torn liner and a bulging type ring around most of the pool. Only 4 …

Heater For A Vinyl Pool 
What kind of heater would be best? ELECTRIC, GAS OR PROPANE? And what brand name do you think is the best? Hi Laura. The best way to heat your above …

Pool Wall Buckled Under Skimmer 
I have a 16x26 oval Solex pool by Cornelius Pools, 52inches with a-brace option, installed in 2007. Due to the winter we had in Pennsylvania this year …

Pool Installation on Soft Ground 
Took sod off, went down about 6 inches to level ground, the problem is when I walk in the dirt it is clay and very wet right now as my feet sink in about …

Weed Up Through Liner 
We purchased a 33' round above ground pool in September 09 (used), and purchased a brand new liner from a reputable pool company. No problems at all - …

Name These Pools 
Hello there, I have recently bought a used 16' x 32' above ground pool. As we were taking it down we noticed the radius part of the pool was all rusted …

Above Ground In Ground Questions 
I have a 27x52 above ground pool in the ground. I have about 6 inches or more above the ground. We have had a lot of rain this year and when I took the …

Expansive Soil 
I recently requested my homeowners association permission to place a 24 ft round above ground pool in my back yard. They denied me because they stated …

Above Ground Pool Wall Collapse 
The pool was installed in 2003 and the wall below the skimmer collapsed some 2 years ago, and more last year, but this year it has collapsed to the point …

Pool Is Sinking 
I have a 15' x 30' oval all aluminum pool which was professionally installed four years ago. The pool has an integrated 7' deck and a 1' walk platform …

Snow On Pool Covers 
We have had so much snow that its bring down our cover - way down into the center...never seen it so bad then how it is this year. Should we try to remove …

Vinyl Liners Shrink 
I recently read the answer to one of your responses about an above ground pool and substantial water lost during the winter months. I to have had this …

Pool Liner Out of Receiver 
Our in ground pool was completed in Nov. 2008. In the spring of 2009 the cover was removed. The pool liner had come out of the bead receiving track in …

Losing Pool Water 
We bought our house a year ago and it came with a 21 year old above ground pool with a 10 year old liner. We closed our pool just two months ago with the …

Free Doughboy 
Hi, we recently acquired a "free" Doughboy 16' x 32'. So far to save money HA HA HA; my husband hired someone to excavate. Well, we have the hole dug with …

Repairing Damaged Pool 
I recently bought a home and the pool was in bad shape but got up and running and crystal blue. The problem is that I have noticed the side of it has …

Winterizing Pool Questions 
Storing Pool Steps I have a set of Royal Entrance pool steps. When I take them out of the pool for the winter, do they need to be stored inside or …

Hole in Pool Liner 
We cant find the leak in our pool and we really can't afford a new liner. My husband insists it's on the sides. HELP please. How difficult is it to …

Pool Size Questions 
A friend of mine gave me a pool, I need to buy a liner how can I tell what size liner? My friend thinks the pool is 27'round but doesn't know how tall! …

Pockets Under Pool Liner 
I had an above ground pool installed last year, its about 19x31, pretty sure that includes the deck around it. We didn't do landscaping last year but this …

Kids Playing Rough 
We just had a new NBS 16x26 above ground pool installed. I have noticed that at one end when the kids are making a lot of waves in the pool, the wall …

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Water Clarity Problems 
I have had my above ground pool for 5 years. I check the water and add the appropriate chemicals regularly. Although the water is clear...the bottom …

Pool Step Questions 
I have an above ground pool with polymer Royal Entrance pool steps. The steps have started developing brown stains on them - mostly on the sides. I've …

Winter Cover Solutions 
I have a 24 foot round swimming pool with a deck around it and I need to get a winter cover for it, how do I put the cover on? Hi. You may be better …

Yard Flooding Problems 
I just installed a new above ground pool. The problem is that where I installed it is between to concrete floors. The pool is 12x24 and the area between …

Bugs in Pool 
Our pool has been up for about a month, right now the only time we can enjoy the pool is at night because we have little bugs that look like baby bees …

Landscaping Around my Above Ground Pool 
What can I put around my above the ground pool that will not cause the wall to deteriorate? I would like to put down stones with rounded edges that would …

Storing an Intex Pool for the Winter 
We recently purchased an Intex Ultraframe 12' x 24' x 53" above ground pool. We live in Baltimore Maryland and thought it best to take the pool down during …

Cloudy Swimming Pool Water 
The pool water was fine for the first couple of weeks that the pool was open this summer. But then the bottom of the pool started to turn green. I cleaned …

Dirt To Fill In Pool 
I am no longer able to care for my 16' x 32' rectangle pool so I thought I would find someone in need of ridding themselves of a lot of dirt but I have …

Decking Over Above Ground Pool 
We need to replace our above ground pool liner but the decking was built around the top to overlap the pool. Is there any way to get to it? Or do I have …

In Ground Vinyl Pool 
I have a 16' x 32' foot pool. It had a 7 ft deep end. Last year our old liner ripped and I decided to make the deep end 10 ft. Well, I've hand dug out …

Grass In Pool 
How do you stop the grass from growing through the liner of your pool, I am on my second pool going to the third? I need help. Hi Ashley. Nut grass, …

Center Drain for an AGP 
How much pitch do you need for a center drain to work properly? Hi. I have always made sure that all of my center drains were the lowest spot in …

Cleaning Vinyl Pools 
Our above ground pools needs cleaned and we're afraid that it will collapse when we drain the water, do we completely drain out all the water? It's 33' …

Compare Pool Quality 
I am considering buying an Out Back 33" Brisbane above ground swimming pool. Do you have any comments on that brand or pool buying in general? Hi. …

Bottom of Pool Wall Buckled 
This winter the bottom of pool wall buckled (actually creased, folded over on itself) around almost half of the pool. As a result I have a 3-4 inch gap …

Damaged Brace Questions 
Hi there - moving a used (5 yr old) AGP to my property. It appears to be in generally good shape although many of the buttresses are buckled. Most Minor, …

Above Ground Pool Landscaping Questions 
Is it safe to plant border grass and elephant ears around vinyl above the ground pools? Hi Debbie. I am not a plant expert but I do know the damage …

Fix A Rusted Pool Wall 
Can I re-install the sidewall for an above ground pool upside down? I will have to plug the holes of the skimmer and the pool return and make new ones. …

Drain Pool Fast 
What is a quicker and better way to drain your pool other than by backwashing during a bad storm that threatens to fill up the pool and overflow toward …

Holes in Above Ground Pool Sidewall 
Should I drain the pool, pull the liner back, and repair the pea holes in the wall of my pool or leave it for the summer? Or should I put the new used …

Repair a Center Drain in an Above Ground Pool 
The sand around the center drain of our above ground pool is eroding (under the liner), and the liner is being pulled into the eroding area and away from …

Install Center Drain 
I am not sure if I submitted my question correctly last night. So, we have an above ground pool, it is in our business (indoors). It is an oval pool. …

Wall Buckle While Pool Filling 
We just installed a 24ft above ground pool. We have about a foot of water in it and have noticed the walls denting a little bit. Any advice?? Hi. …

Wall Repairs 
We have an 18 x 33 oval pool. The wall buckled this winter and there is a nice size crinkle at the bottom right near one corner and a few small holes …

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Painting a Pool Ladder 
What type of paint should I use to paint the aluminum hand rails for pool steps on an above ground pool? Where the rails contact the water they are bubbled …

Pool Location Questions 
Just bought a house and there is an area in the yard where a pool was installed. It looks fairly level and sand still remains. The pool we are putting …

Less Water in Above Ground Pool 
We are considering new 24' above ground pool but they all seem to be 52". My wife only wants a MAXIMUM of 36" of water. With the level that low the water …

Above Ground Pool Unlevel 
After paying a lot to have a pool installer put up my 24' round above ground pool, I have found there is about a 3" difference in the pool levelness. …

Pool Heater Questions 
I have an Intex 16` x 48" circular pool. Intex heaters only go up to 15` pools. The connections on the heater I bought are 32mm, the filter pump connections …

Pools Without Sunshine 
We are considering placing a 12 ft diameter above ground pool very close to the house, and will therefore be in the shade for half the day. It will receive …

Pool is a Swamp 
My husband and I just bought a home with a round in ground pool, neither one of us know much about pools and were hoping that we could fix it? The pool …

Center Drain Installation 
Hi. Sorry to bother you again. You have told me about the main drain for my liner but is there any way I could get a picture of how the plumbing is run …

Repair Wall in an Above Ground Pool 
We have a 24 ft. oval above ground metal pool with a vinyl liner and a Hayward sand filter that are about 7 years old. Last year I noticed that where …

Above Ground Pool Wall Damage 
Can I fix the buckle on the above ground pool side walls? Can I install a new liner after wards and fill it up again? Hi Staci. The best way to …

Draining Above Ground Pool 
I am having some sink holes fixed in the bottom of my above ground pool. The service company has told me to drain the pool before they come to repair …

Above Ground Pool with Main Drain 
I have 27' Delta 52" pool with a 27' Gala wall. I would like to move it to make it under the ground, then I'm going to put a center drain in. I'm sending …

Hole in Pool Sidewall 
We bought a used 24' round above ground pool and put the frame up only to find out that the liner had holes in it, we ordered a new liner, and while we …

Rusted Pool Wall Repair 
I had a 24 foot round pool installed 4 years ago. We did back fill half the pool about 2 1/2 feet under ground. We got a leek in the bottom of the liner. …

Doughboy or Outback 
We are getting ready to purchase a pool. We are stuck between to kinds. A Doughboy or an Outback pool. Do you have any suggestions or do you know how …

Tear In Pool Wall 
It is winter now and I noticed a buckle in the pool wall below the skimmer. Looking closer I see a tear in the metal wall about two inches starting from …

Pools Over Filling 
I had an above ground pool put in during late summer. Everything is working great. But I do have a question. I have the Hayward pump and sand filter …

Installing Above Ground In Ground 
We recently purchased a home with an in ground pool. Only problem was that the previous owners were trying to get rid of it. It is a concrete pool, 5 …

Pool Covers 
What is the best type of cover to use on an above ground pool? Solid or mesh? I have a 33' round above ground pool. Thanks, Tony Hi Tony. I prefer …

Move Above Ground Pool 
Is it possible to move an above ground pool from one home to another and if so how difficult will it be? Hi. My wife and I have moved hundreds of …

Flower Bed On Backside Of Pool 
This is our 3rd summer with the pool. We purchased it from a local company that has been around forever, CROWN POOLS, and went with a 32 x 18 Doughboy …

Empty Pool Ideas 
Love your site! My round 24'x48" Cornelius pool is at least 11 years old and it was already installed when I bought my house 10 years ago. My liner finally …

Skimmer Butterfly Gaskets 
I'm replacing my 24ft above ground pool liner and the old style skimmer. Now the old skimmer had a gasket on the outside wall and then on the inside was …

Chemicals For Above Ground Pool 
I got my above ground pool last year and I fought with it all summer. I spent so much money on chemicals. (to find out that algae stays green when it …

Rust Problems 
I have a 24' x 4' deep above ground pool, I have noticed that the sidewall is rusting pretty bad at the bottom. Is there anywhere to purchase a new sidewall? …

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Doughboy Pool Expensive 
We have been shopping above ground pools. Your input and advice has been appreciated. The quality of a Doughboy is a given, but the price is a lot more …

Resin Pool 
Question: Hello there. I perused your expansive and very informative FAQ about above ground pools but could not find anything about resin based pools? …

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