Sides of pool bowing in

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newpoolowner
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Sides of pool bowing in

Postby newpoolowner » Sat 29 Aug, 2009 20:30

Hello
I am soon to be the new owner of an existing, inground pool. I just bought a home. The inspection was done and some of the feedback we received was that the walls of the pool appear to "bow in." Has anyone heard of this? Is this a defect or normal? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks!

newpoolowner


Ecopoolsservice
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Sides of pool bowing in

Postby Ecopoolsservice » Fri 09 Oct, 2009 09:45

Without knowing any more about the pool, it sounds like has been built without any steel in the walls and the water has been holding the walls up. When the water is drained out it is not uncommon for the walls to collapse inwardly.
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Sides of pool bowing in

Postby RiverPoolsMarc » Sun 01 Nov, 2009 23:12

The key here is first knowing what kind of pool it is. The previous post describes vinyl, and I'll go ahead and mention that a fiberlgass pool can also experience these problems, especially if drained out. So find out what type of pool it is and then we can go from there.

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