Collapsed in-ground walls during winter - how to repair

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My Pool: In-ground, round, 29 feet in diameter, steel and vinyl liner
Location: Canada

Collapsed in-ground walls during winter - how to repair

Postby HalBran » Sat 18 Apr, 2009 14:14


My liner tore during the winter and water has infiltrated behind the steel walls. That caused the steel walls to buckle and the ground seems to have moved.

I phoned a couple of places and got an estimate of about 23000$ to essentially completely remove the old pool and put a brand new in-ground pool in places. This is more expensive than building a brand new pool because of the extra labor required to break all the concrete, remove the steel walls, etc.

Anyone have experience on fixing this kind of damage?

Is there any other solution to repair this which would be cheaper? I thought about rebuilding straight steel walls inside of the buckled walls making the pool a bit smaller, would this be possible (at this point I don't care about reducing the size of my pools).

Any tips/advice would be appreciated! Here are a couple of pictures of the damage (a sad sight):

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