Doughboy Side Top rails Bowing Out
Doughboy Oval Before Filling
We just had a professional install a 18 X 34 oval Doughboy steel with 8.5 inch top rails. after filling it, now it looks like the side top rails aren't straight but bowing out a little. They are level across the top I just worry that the side braces might be sinking or something.I have attached photos of before filling and after. Any input to put my mind at ease??? I haven't called the installer or Doughboy yet, but it's on my list to do.
Hi Bonnie. This does not look very professional to me. The liner does not get set until the water is out of the deep area and near the wall, that's the only way to do it wrinkle free. Like this
Expandable Liner Installation
The left side of the pool does not look too bad but the right side looks like it could start pulling the top rails out of the screws at any time.
Doughboy oval pool braces need to be set leaning in slightly. As the water fills they straighten. A large building block needs to be installed in the rear of each brace. It is also advised that concrete be poured around each block. Had these things all been done the sides should have ended up straight.
Here is a discussion from a short time ago about the preload lean in.
Side Support Leanin