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 we realized that the people we bought it from folded the sidewall instead of just rolling the whole thing or taking the joining strap off and rolling each part.
We had one installer who hadn't seen it but had it described to him tell us it wouldn't be worth it to try.
We thought we would ask you for a second opinion before throwing in the towel on it. We live in the midwest and we also have a septic in the backyard which is making placement difficult. Any info you could give us would help. Thanks!
Hi Leana. I hate it when they do that, and I have seen it many times.
I have taken mangled walls out of holes where the pool was caved in and buried in dirt. I lay them out on concrete and hammer them flat again. A folded wall is nothing compared to these messes.
To make it easier remove the metal bars and separate the walls. I use W-D 40, vise grips and a hammer to remove them. Lay the walls out flat and walk over the creases enough to flatten them. You can then roll the walls up. Having them separated and rolled makes them ready to re-install. They don't have to be perfect, the water pressure will take care of the rest.
Here are a few pages that might help a little more.
Expandable Liner Installation
Above Ground Pool Installation Mistakes
Oval Pool Deep Ends
Move an Above Ground Pool