24' round above ground

During installation the last stabilizer bar would not fit.  One end on each bar is crimped and designed to fit into a flat end.  My husband went around the pool to make sure each end went in as far as possible but still the last bar was 6 inches or so too long.  So he decided to cut the bar.  Now two flat end are butting up to each other instead of making a continuous circle.  I’m worried that this will compromise the integrity of the pool and not sure what to do.  We haven’t put water in the pool but its supposed to be another 90 degree day and I dont want to risk shrinking the liner by leaving it empty.