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 to find that a portion of 2 sections has lifted out of the bottom track after completely filling.
The corresponding legs on either side still have the wall within the bottom track however the middle portion has raised and is moved towards the inner pool. The amount out of the track is small and it is barely out (if I could push the track in I think that it would re-seat itself). Any help / guidance would be greatly appreciated. I do see some wall anomaly (buckle?) however not sure what a buckle would look like. Is this anomaly a concern?
Hi Francine. It sounds like you might be OK with pushing the bottom track in a little and raising back over the wall. I have done this successfully on several occasions. One thing for sure, I would not leave this situation unresolved. That would be asking for trouble.
You could use a long screw driver under the track and give it some upward persuasion. It may just pop on over the wall or you may need to pry the wall out a little. A smaller screw driver to pry the wall out might be helpful.
Once the wall is back in the track be sure to pack soil under the rail to keep it up where it should be. A wall out of the track usually happens when the track sinks and becomes to low.
When your repairs are made, check the cove area on the inside of the pool. This type of repair can easily cause cove damage. If the cove is intact, and you did not need to drain your pool, all is good.
Wall anomalies are usually caused by the pool being out of level or out of round. If putting the wall back into the track does not fix the wall problem I would investigate the problem.
Checking the pool level can be done by measuring from the top rail to the water level in several places around the pool. This would give you an overall indication of how healthy the pool is.