Fix This Aluminum Wall
Aluminum Wall Split
Last winter was tough on my pool! I'm trying to decide whether or not I should fix the wall...
The pool is about 16 years old but there are no other damages beside this.
The other thing that preoccupies me is the hill on that side of the pool. If it was to burst open, all the water would go in direction of the neighbors basement with practically no obstacle on its way.
What if I fix it properly with bolted aluminium flashing over it?
I was going to install some extras like floor padding, center drain, foam on the wall, new skimmer, new liner, cove, etc.
I don’t want to spend all that time and money if everyone believes it is just going to burst open in the end.
Thanks for any opinion.
If that is the only damage I would fix it. I would use at least 6' of heavy material, about the thickness of the existing wall. This section of wall would be bolted at each end with at least two rows of bolts.
I would bring the height up to just a few inches below the skimmer. You don't want to interfere with the way the skimmer installs.
Done correctly you should not have to worry about the slope leading to your neighbors place, that is as long as this is the only area of wall damage. Check it very closely.