Wall Bulging at Bottom Track
by Lamont Cranston
Bulging Pool Sidewall
My 27' round above ground pool was installed yesterday. Today I have noticed that the steel wall is bulging outward at the extreme bottom right near the track.
This is only happening on 1 section between supports. The other portions of the wall are fine.
The water level is 1" difference from one side of the pool to the other.
Is this bulging a problem for the wall?
Is there any way to fix this without compromising the integrity of the final installation?
If leaving this, will it get worse and shorten the life of the pool.
Hi Lamont. It's probably not a major problem but it is one I would fix. The wall bulging like the photo shows is usually due to the track being slightly higher than it should be in the section. Lowering it just a tad would probably take care of it. This can be done by scraping a little dirt out from under it with a screwdriver. You can do this with the pool full of water and do just a little at a time. As the track lowers the wall should pop back into shape on it's own.