Reinforcing Oval Wall Base
Pool Wall Reinforcing
Hello, I want to thank you for this site as it's been a great help with our pool dilemma.
Anyway, we have a 24 year old 15x24x52 buttress oval installed by the previous owner. Last season the inner 2 of the 4 aluminum buttress straps corroded and snapped causing the outer supports to rise off the support cement blocks. I have removed the liner and repaired the broken straps but while doing so I noticed a few holes in the metal base.
I have sanded them and primed them with Rust-Oleum paint. I have now installed 12" x 120" 26ga galvanized metal around the entire inside wall base and taped all the seams.
My question is should the 8 12" vertical seams be pop-riveted or screwed or just use the tape.
Hi Keith I have never used anything but duct tape. I tape all around the top and up and down any seams. That has always worked fine for me. Looks like you are on a good start to getting many more years out of an old pool.