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Expandable Liner Not Working

We are installing a 28' round doughboy with a 6' deep end. We attempted to put the liner in yesterday but after filling about 5000 gal we realized the

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Setting Up Pool on a Portion of Pavers

We recently purchased a 16' above ground pool for our small yard (Arizona heat is no joke and we very much would like to cool down). We have been working

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Foam Boards on top of Geotextile Pad

I'm replacing a failed liner on an 18 X 33 foot oval pool.The original installation included a geotextile base pad on top of sand as well as a foam cove

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Plywood Base with Foam

I have a 14 x 42 Intex metal frame. I had to do quite a bit of digging to get the ground leveled. I didn't want to use sand because I'm just not sure how

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Replace Lost Sand

I had a 1/4 hole in my liner that I have patched and that seems to be holding quite well. My question is how do I replace the sand that was pushed out

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Intex Pool Ground Prep

Trying to finish leveling the site for an Intex 18 X 48 round ultra frame pool. Removed the sod. Then used a board with leveler to level the site. Then

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Buttress Posts Leaning

We had a professional (we thought) install our pool. The next day we noticed as we were filling the pool that one side was leaning. On the other side 1

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24 Round Pool - Water Level Difference

I have a 24' round, 52 deep above ground pool. Ground was leveled and construction began. During construction, rail, wall and uprights were continuously

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15X30 AG Oval Steel Walls Heaved

Hi there, I live in Canada and just took the winter cover off our pool. It appears the steel walls heaved several inches over the winter and popped several

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Ground Solid For New Pool

I have a question. My 24 foot round pool collapsed last summer. I have now bought a 27 foot round pool. The 24 foot round pad that held the old pool is

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Out of Level Pool

Hi there, we have an 18' round steel walled pool that is approx, 2 out. I am ready to raise the sunken post, but want to confirm that I need to. The post

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Replacing the Liner with Deck

We are replacing our above ground pool liner. Our deck is flush with the top of the pool. Now we can't figure out how to get 5 of the caps off, because

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New Pool Rusting

My pool is only 3-4 years old. Its a Sharkline Heritage 24' round. I started to notice rust around the out side of the pool wall and on the pool upright

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Torn and Bent Pool Wall

This past winter I had some ice damage to the one area of our pool that houses the skimmer, causing a tear in the wall around the skimmer, and some bending

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Bad Liner Seam

Installed new liner last summer and this winter the pool emptied in a day due to a whole that we found this spring. The hole is at the seam, at the cove,

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Pool Wall Buckled at Bottom

Hi, our 27'' above ground pool is buckling at the bottom. We noticed it last year a bit but left it since it is an older pool and plan on replacing soon.

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Liner and Cleaner Problems

We have a 33' round pool that has been replaced 3 times in 5 years due to small holes developing at the very bottom of the pool just above ground level.

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Expandable Pool Liner for 24 ft Round Above Ground

I have been searching for an expandable pool liner for our round pool that will allow us to have a deep end rather than the a bowl shape with the middle

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Pump Pressure and Slime in Filter

When I bought my house last fall the above ground pool was covered when I opened the cover the water was brown. After talking to my new neighbor I was

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Above Ground Oval Pool Oval Side Posts Not Level

Hello, I just got done with filling my Poolfactory oval buttress on each side pool and noticed that a few of the oval side uprights (not the buttresses)

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