Bow in pool wall
I had a replacement 18' round above ground pool installed. The old one lasted 15 years. The pool is about 1/2 full at this point. The wall section where the wall ends are joined appears to be starting to kink badly and I am afraid to fill the pool any further to avoid damage to the wall/liner. The old pool never had any such problem and I had replaced the liner myself once.
If the picture is not quite clear on the problem, the wall appears to be bulging out 6" from the bottom and bows inward about 3 feet up.
What could be causing this?
There could be several different causes for this. The return fitting hard plumbing could be putting pressure on the wall. It is possible that the wall did not line up properly and was pulled into place instead of going back and readjusting the footplates. The wall may not be completely in the bottom rail or possible even the top stabilizer rod. It is also possible that the footplate under the wall joint is higher than the ones on either side.
I would do a visual check of these things and see if I could spot a problem. I would then continue to fill. The chances are real good the wall will push itself back into position on it's own.
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