AGP Bottom Rail Question

by Stacy Reese
(Dixon, IL USA)

Above Ground Pool with Deck and Fencing

Above Ground Pool with Deck and Fencing

Hello, we purchased a 24' round with fan deck and walk around fenced in above ground pool about 7 years ago. This winter it had a liner failure which caused the pool wall to give way also.

We have purchased a new liner (beaded) and wall. While installing the wall we found the bottom rail has completely rotted away. We had to dig down to get the new wall to fit under the decking and hubby didn't replace bottom rail. He thinks that the digging down, coving and liner pressure is enough to hold everything in place.

Is he correct? I don't want to get everything together and ruin another liner because we didn't buy a new bottom rail. By the way, I have no idea who the pool is made by , but the company that sold it to us was P.H. Anderson Co. from Missouri. They have since gone out of business and are not here to give follow up service that was guaranteed with the pool purchase!

Very Miserable (Stacy Reese), Illinois

Hi Stacy.

New track would have made installing the wall a lot easier but it is not necessary for the strength of the pool. As long as there is enough left for the wall to sit in so that it keeps it's shape and so long as there is plenty of dirt packed against the outside of the pool to help hold it in place.

The problems that can occur from not changing the track are usually in the wall installation itself. Not having a clean, open, groove to place the wall into can cause problems. These problems may cause you to not use the bottom rail at all and possibly placing the wall to high, or to low. The track keeps the wall round and level.

If the wall actually went back into the track all the way around you should be fine. If the track was destroyed completely, and you just guessed about where the wall should go, you may have problems later on.

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Jun 10, 2011
need help with this pool
by: christina

Hi there, Not sure when you posted your question so hopefully you get this. I have the exact pool you have and I am needing the bottom rail and a few of the brackets that hold the rail into place. I can find no one to help me. Did you ever find the name brand of the pool or a person who sales parts for yours? Any info would be great. you can email me at

Jun 06, 2013
above ground pool
by: Bert

I would like to know the name of the company that makes this kind of pool. I have one also that I got for free and no instructions on how to put it together. We got it all put up but would like to know what company makes them.

May 23, 2014
by: turners

I have this exact same pool and have the Bottom rail problem also, could you send info on where you ordered track possibly. If you found the Co.

Jun 15, 2014
Liner type
by: Anonymous

I have this type of pool. Is the liner a standard bead or a Kayak bead? They are such similar beads. Has anyone ever found out brand of this pool? Ours came with the house when we moved in 15 years ago and the liner replacement is the first repair we've had, but not sure what we'll discover when we remove old liner. Any help greatly appreciated.

Jul 23, 2014
Pool liner bead
by: Anonymous

I just moved a pool to my yard exactly like this, I bought a liner with a "uni bead" and it worked perfectly.

Jul 23, 2014
Pool Info
by: Anonymous

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May 21, 2016
Bermuda King
by: Anonymous

This pool is called the Bermuda King. It has horrible design flaws and I have read nothing bit negative things about it. We have had ours for 8 yrs and need to replace the liner, but of course the company we bought the pool from is not longer in business and this pool isn't made any longer. We never received instructions on how to replace the liner

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