Straps on Oval Above Ground Pool

by Jim Melchionna
(Sewell, NJ)

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 tracking sections for the bottom that seem to have split. Do you know what the strapping material is made of?

I have 6 verticals on each side and each vertical has a 45 degree support. It appears the strap starts at the edge of the 45 with 2 screws (looks like aluminum there, it then goes under the vertical). I think it's attached to the vertical under it, not sure – that's another question, and then under the pool.

Hi Jim. When I am replacing straps under above ground pools I go to Home Depot and buy a roll of construction strapping. It's a steel strap material used in home construction. I then use tin snips to cut the material to the lengths I need them. Then I attach the straps to the brace channels with a series of heavy duty self tapping screws.

Most of the time the existing straps are bolted to the brace channel somewhere near the front. Unbolting them is usually not necessary, just cut the straps with tin snips and lay the new material over top of what's left of the old strap.

straps on an oval above ground pool

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May 12, 2012
Straps on pool
by: Anonymous

I'm having the same problem as Jim. Went To replace my liner and one strap had rotted and broke. Is the construction strapping your referring to metal flashing. If so is it strong enough. If that's not it can you tell me what item in home depot you are referring to.

Thank you



Hi. That's a great question. Here is what you are looking for at Home Depot.

Simpson Strong-Tie 25 ft. 16-Gauge Coiled Strap

May 25, 2013
Bottom support Straps for Oval pool
by: joevacci@icloud.com

I could not find the 4 inch wide 15 feet support straps anywhere so I ordered them custom. I will be getting 4.5 in wide stainless steel straps on
a roll about 70 feet long and .090 thick. That was a minimum. With shipping they cost $400. I only need half of it. Does anyone want to split the cost and take the other half?




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