Doughboy Pool Wall Seam Problem
(Sullivan, IL, USA)
Doughboy Pool Burst At Wall Seam
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 joint piece and collapsed on one side.
The opposite side is still standing and looks fine, but the side that collapsed has a few bends(no creases) in the side wall. Is it safe to put this back together if we get the correct joint piece or is it now scrap metal?
My husband thinks it has been compromised and therefore is unstable. I just want to be sure before we junk this beautiful pool. We had it filled over half way when it busted open. It is obvious that it was the joint piece that gave way.
Hi Misty. Doughboy pool parts are the easiest parts in the world to get. Any Doughboy dealer can order them for you. Even a dealer in another town. You can order over the phone and have them shipped to your door.
I do not see anything in your photo that can not be fixed. The wall should straighten right up. I have hammered out walls in much worse shape than yours.
My only concern would be the lip at the end of the wall. The lip the wall bar slides over. If this is bent beyond repair the wall is probably shot. If the lips are usable, and a new bar can be located, you can definitely make use of that nice pool.
It is one of my favorite pools of all time. A pool well worth investing a little more time and money into.