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Most older inground pools are made to not buckle out from the water pressing against the walls-as opposed to buckling in. We had sever buckling on several panals over the years and came up with a simple way to repair AFTER DRAINING POOL ABOUT 4 FEET DOWN:

1. break up concrete above buckled panel (Home Depot electric jackhamer $60 for 4 hours-easy to use)

2. Dig down apprx 3' to the concrete sill (its surrounding the entire inground pool) Clean out enough width so you can stand in hole and work.

3. find the triangle looking brace that holds the wall from buckling out-you'll notice the metal panel is not bolted to it and is probable 2 inches or more buckled away from it. Clear all dirt 3 feet to left and right of metal triangle(you may need to break more concrete) all the way down to concrete sill.

4. remove white plastic cap that covers your vinyl liner in area above buckle and pull or work out the liner from the groove it sits in in THAT AREA ONLY. You can stretch out the liner away from the wall with a plastic whiffle ball bat or someone can hold it out for you.

5. drill 3 holes (top middle bottom) in triangle brace and all the way through the metal panel pool wall into the pool-(have someone hold out liner so it doesn't get torn and also hold hand under where drill will come through to catch metal shavings)

6. Buy a 2' long by 1/8" thick aluminum yardstick looking thing (Home depot-$5 near all the metal rods and bracings isle)

7. While holding that aluminim bar in pool-under the liner of course- cover the 3 holes and mark it with a pencil pushed from the already drilled holes on the outside. Pick up the bar and drill matching 3 holes.

8. hold aluminum bar in place and push each of 3 1/2"x8" round head galvanized lag bolts (threaded from top to bottom-some home depots only sell bolts threaded at very end) You may have to make the holes in aluminum bar wider to accomodate the squared area near rounded heads of bolts so it sits in better)

9. Push bolts through till they enter through steel triangle support-use galvanized 1/2" washer and nut and tighten each till pool wall touches the steel triangle support.

10. Cover all with Duct Tape, and then put liner back in groove, cover with the white plastic cap-fill in hole-pour new concrete-DONE!!!!-I've done this in several areas of our 30+ year old inground pool and it works GREAT!!!

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