My 24 foot round above ground pool seats broke in four places!

Heidi Boucher
by Heidi Boucher
The pool seats broke in four places and now the above ground pool wall in collapsing! Will I be able to repair this in the Spring?? I love my pool, snow and heavy ice did the damage!
  8 answers
  • Heidi Boucher Heidi Boucher on Feb 18, 2016
    It's much worse now!
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 19, 2016
      @Heidi Boucher Sorry for that ...Ouch...I know how you feel I have had issues with mine as well. I was able to repair the pool ,however it was pretty steep but still cheaper than putting a new one in. I would call the manufacturer and see whom they recommend for an estimate and make your decision from there.
  • Randy Krohn Randy Krohn on Feb 20, 2016
    I guess I'm a little confused on that you're referring to as seats? Post a better pic of the part and I'll tell you how to fix it. I was a pool installer for a few years when I was younger and had a great 24ft above ground pool for over 20 yrs. I fixed everything myself and probably will know a cheap fix for you. Send the pic. to lightsportairport@6 results are available, use up and down arrow keys to
  • Heidi Boucher Heidi Boucher on Feb 20, 2016
    This is what happens when ice and snow on cover breaks pool
  • Dee Dee on Feb 21, 2016
    Is it just the liner pulling away? I'm not sure what you mean by "seats", as the top is definitely not for sitting. That's one way to collapse your pool. The liner usually has a lip that hooks over the side pieces. Once you drain your pool, you should be able to hook the liner back onto the side. You can buy clips or coping that will hold it in place more securely. If it's just the liner slipping off, you should be able to fix that easily in the spring.
  • Heidi Boucher Heidi Boucher on Feb 26, 2016
    Anyone know if I'll be able to repair my pool, pictures below
  • Randy Krohn Randy Krohn on Mar 04, 2016
    Unscrew the top caps from the long rails exposing the wall, you may need to do both sections adjacent to the damaged area, push the wall back into place, (it may still show a little bit of wrinkling from being pulled down so just do the best you can to pop it back into shape) then pull the liner back over the wall making it even with the liner overlap of the undamaged wall areas (this should be close to where it was originally), then press the small thin plastic liner seal (black) pieces back over the top of the liner and wall (slight persuasion with a small rubber mallet can help) this will hold the liner in place, then repeat the process of reattaching the rails and caps but leave them somewhat loose so you can adjust the liner if needed after filling with 6" to 10" of water (any more water than that and the pressure will not allow you to push the wrinkles out), then gently use a push broom upside down towards the walls (make sure there's no roughness on the broom head face or edges and that it's fairly smooth) to gently push the wrinkles towards the out of the liner. you may need to repeat that process once or twice and although you may not be able to get all the wrinkles out but the pressure of the water will pull a lot of them out, once that's accomplished tighten the caps and rails down and start filling. Pay attention to the wall until it's about 30" full and that wall is staying in place and that the liner is not pulling too tight, then if all seems to going well fill it up to your desired depth. One hint for pool maintenance, never ever drain a pool down for winter, there's just no need to do it and it's a waste of water. If desired you can drain it below the skimmer level so water won't backwash into the filter freezing and cracking it but I always detached the hose from the skimmer off the filter and just reattached it to the inlet side of the pool during winter and then drained the filter completely so it wouldn't crack from the freezing. In the spring if the water looked green or yucky just dump 5 gallons of (Clorox brand works best) bleach into it and in 24 hours it will be nice and blue ready to vacuum clean for the season. Use 3" bleach tablets in a floating skimmer and 1 gallon of Clorox when ever the bottom starts to feel a bit slippery. No worries with the bleach because it rises to the top and the excess will evaporate withing 24 hours tops. I installed pools for 5 yrs and had an 24 ft above ground for over 20yrs. I was always complimented about how well I kept it and how clean it was kept. Shock treatments and expensive pool chemicals are just watered down Clorox. I learned this trick from Miami Pool Products the manufacturers of Sanygen brand products. I hope all this helps. There's lot of videos on You Tube as well, here's a link;
  • Randy Krohn Randy Krohn on Mar 04, 2016
    Actually after looking at the pictures again you can skip the push broom step in my directions and just do the steps to pull the liner back in place at the top and reattach the caps and rails, and you're more than welcome Heidi Boucher.
  • Maria Mathew Maria Mathew on Feb 27, 2018

    You must have cleaned and closed the pool in winter.