It seems that above ground swimming pools that use a cove and liner construction are fairly easy to assemble and set up. The cove, which goes all around the pool gives good support to the sides and top of the pool. There are also vertical cove supports to strengthen the pool.
There doesn't seem to be very much damage to the pools during the summer But those who live in areas where the winter temperatures get very cold and there is a lot of snow, have had big problems with their pools
Unfortunately, even though some pool owners in cold climates try to keep up on removing the snow and ice from the pool,they have ended up with collapsed and torn pools that had to be junked.