How to Remove Dents From an Abovegound Pool


Aboveground pools are basically soft plastic liners enclosed in some framing filled with water to form a large puddle. This soft liner is supported and protected by a thin metal shell. Lawn care activities and other accidental impacts can dent the shell of your aboveground pool. You can disassemble the pool and pound out the dents, or you can take an easier approach and repair your dented aboveground pool as it sits. You can even fix the dents in your pool while your family is busy swimming.

Things You'll Need

  • Multi-surface cleaner
  • Rags
  • Suction-style dent puller with adhesive gel
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Spray multi-surface cleaner onto the damaged exterior of the pool. Wipe the area clean with a dry rag. Clean a space four inches larger all around than the dent you are trying to remove.

  • Dry the dent on the side of the pool completely. Spread a thin layer of adhesive gel onto the suction cup of the dent puller.

  • Press the suction cup into the center of the dent. Push the slide forward as close to the suction cup as it will go. Pull the slide sharply backward to pull the dent out of the metal.

  • Clean the adhesive off the pool and the dent puller with multi-surface cleaner. Store the dent puller until you need it for your next repair project.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wearing work gloves and safety glasses is advised when using hand tools.

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