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Our concrete inground pool was emptied and left dry for a little too long. It then rose up on one side by about 2-5°. And a small crack across the middle from side to side.

While running I thought I could fill the crack and relevel the sides and normalise the tilt. Or does it need to be condemned and rebuilt?

Will upload pictures tomorrow.

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Unfortunately once a pool has lifted it will never go back. It is possible to save it by cutting pool top to re-level and renovating pool to suit but pool must be filled and pencil back filled for this to work. It is not an easy pool renovation but it is possible. The crack will need to be repaired with new steel rio and concrete. Usually the pools lift due to high  ground water levels in the area

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6 hours ago, ezriopassetti said:

Unfortunately once a pool has lifted it will never go back. It is possible to save it by cutting pool top to re-level and renovating pool to suit but pool must be filled and pencil back filled for this to work. It is not an easy pool renovation but it is possible. The crack will need to be repaired with new steel rio and concrete. Usually the pools lift due to high  ground water levels in the area

USD 10,000 it will be then. Demolish & rebuild. 

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If a pool is not properly designed and engineered, then the likely hood of the shell to crack increases. Often the first flaw of engineering a pool is failure to test the soils and engineer the pool based on the soil load bearing capacity and stability. Soils with a clay content, usually called expansive soils, are one of the more problematic types of soils. Additionally, poor design of the areas around the pool plays a part in the overall picture; retaining walls and the concrete deck areas around a pool are a perfect example.


It is possible to save it by cutting pool top to re-level and renovating pool to suit but pool must be filled and pencil back filled for this to work. It’s a crack running either down the side of a pool from the tile or through the bottom coping down the walls, across the floor, in corners, and very often, it’s opened up enough that it can leak and bring water in. It’ll suck a lot of water through that crack because it is broken all the way through, and the water just goes back to the dirt on the back side of the shell.

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