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Can you fix an above ground pool that has hole in the side wall?


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2015-07-16 18:59:14
2015-07-16 18:59:14

Yes you can even if the wall is rusted out you can patch the wall by using a scrap piece of wall available from a pool shop cutting it so the the patch covers the hole at least 100mm all round then secure to the wall with stainless pop rivets (remember rivet from the inside) silicone around the patch so there are no sharp edges,replace the liner and your back in business.

I used galvanized steel and my advise is to use a fiberlass repair kit (sanded down for smoothness) for the poolside edges. I used standard nuts/bolts to secure the galvanized steel (1ftx1ft on both sides).

There are several sites on the web that have guides for the do-it-yourselfer. A link to one of them can be found below.

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If you have an above ground pool and it is on uneven ground then one side will be deeper then the other and the water will be further away from the top edge on side.

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Apparently you can I spoke to some one who did this as he was not interested in the hassle of having to remove an in ground pool later on when he got sick of it. The method he used was quite simple. He used a 5' deep above ground pool with powder coat zincalume surround. I forgot the dimensions of the pool but it was pretty big one. # Dig a hole to the depth required he had a fall in the land so he left the top rail of the pool about 4" / 100mm above the ground on the up hill side and ended up about a 1' / 300mm above the ground on the down hill side # make sure the hole floor is level and then cover it in about 4" / 100mm of washed river sand. # Build the pool inside the hole. # install necessary plumbing. # Fill the pool. # After the pool is full of water back fill the gap between the pool and the ground with a 10 to 1 mix of sand cement. He told that this lasted him 20 years at which time the liner needed replacing when he took the old liner out he found that the rest of the pool was still in top condition.

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So that the water doesn't drain out of the pool and so the pool doesn't fall over. I agree with the answer above but I have a more detailed answer. In a round above ground pool the water puts even pressure on the pool walls, and if the ground is not level one side will get more pressure. The imbalance will cause the pool to collapse under the strain.

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I have recently spoken to a guy who did just that and the job that lasted him for 20 years and then he only had to replace the liner the pool frame was still in good order. he used a powder coated zincalume above ground pool. Basically you dig a hole just big enough for the pool. if the ground is sloped let the pool stick out of the ground on the low side. level the bottom of the hole with washed river sand don't use brickies loam as that stuff gets to hard. now build the pool inside the hole setup the plumbing and fill it with water. You will now have a gap around the outside of the pool that will have to be filled with a sand cement mixture of 10 to 1.

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Yes, but use a ground cloth. It protects the bottom side of your liner.


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