Freezing Above Ground Pools
Q. Can I stop my above ground pool from collapsing or at least limit the damage?
I just checked my pool and the pillow has popped and the snow/ice build up was bringing some of the sides in. I released the cover to help with the pressure. The water inside is frozen. One panel wall is bent alittle and the liner is out, another panel has released itself from the top rail, it’s about two panels down from the first one. Is there anything I can do to save it from collapsing before I can get a pool guy out? Thanks.
A. What to do..
For future reference try something more solid than an air pillow in extreme cold conditions. An Inner tube or even a solid tire. We’ve had customers in Canada use a log of all things, reporting it keeps the cover afloat and it will more lightly compress when the water freezes.
Now, for what to do, if the pool is frozen solid, don’t worry, it won’t get any worse. Disassemble the pool piece by piece
If it is not frozen solid, wrap the pool with rope several times to hold everything together until your pool guy comes
Dig out your warranty information and contact your dealer for help in contacting your manufacturer for replacement parts