Replacing A Top Rail
I need to replace a top rail on my pool. It was defective. I have water in the pool.
I have a beaded liner with a rail over it and a top ledge. Can I replace a rail without emptying the pool?
Rails can be replaced with a pool full of water, but it is not always easy, and not always safe.
A perfectly round, and perfectly level, pool can stand just fine missing a few top rails.
The problem is the pool will spread just a little. When I do this it usually take two or three people pushing on the pool rails and uprights to allow me to line the screw holes up.
It is so much easier with a foot or so of water out of the pool. It does not take much to take some of the pressure off the top rails.