Vertical Supports Bent
Above Ground Pool Vertical Support
Over the winter I had a couple of the vertical supports bend a little bit. Should I just try to bend them back into place or should I look to replace them?
Is it possible to replace a vertical support with the pool full or would I need to drain it? Thanks for the help.
Hi. The uprights can be easily straightened with a pair of pliers. It would be easier to do if you remove the top plate first. The upright can then be straightened and the top plate reinstalled.
It is possible to remove the upright with the pool full of water but in your case you should not need to.
From looking at the photo it appears the wall is bent at the top, thus causing the uprights to bent. You may need to release the liner a little and straighten the wall. This will probably need to be done for the upright to fit correctly after it is straight.
Keeping the pool as full of water as possible during the winter months may prevent this from happening again.