Pool Replacement Parts
We have an Outback above ground pool. During a bad storm last year we had a piece of furniture go flying, and it knocked off one of the two-piece top connectors.
I've been all over the internet and can't seem to figure out how I can buy a replacement part for this. We called the local company that sold and installed the pool for the previous homeowner and they said they called the distributor and looked on the internet and couldn't get one for us.
So right now it's just missing, but there's got to be some way to find a replacement for it, isn't there? HELP!
Finding replacement parts for above ground pools has always been difficult. Some stores do a decent job of stocking parts for pools they sell but most do not. Most manufactures will sell parts to their dealers. The pools change almost every year and parts only remain in stock for a while after the pool has been discontinued. That makes it very hard to find parts for older pools.
If none of your local pool stores or the pool manufacturer can help you the parts are probably not available. Your second option is to see if you can have one made. I have seen some decent looking replacement parts fabricated in sheet metal shops.
Another option is to keep your eyes out for used pools for sale in your area. I am always amazed when entire pools sell for less money than the cost of a few replacement parts. If you found your model of pool in a backyard for less than a hundred dollars you would have it made.