So this is my first pool and I'm learning as I go. I set my pool up on a paver patio that I built myself. I built the patio with a retaining wall and pavers and purposely had it slightly sloped for drainage. Once I set the pool up (following recomendations that came with the Intex SWG) I set the run time, added salt, and CYA and let it run. After a week or so the water turned green and cloudy. I found this website, went to Pool School, bought my TF-100, and performed my first SLAM. The result was perfect. Learned a lot about water chemistry and ended up with sparking clear water. If not for the light, you can hardly tell there's even water in there:
Unfortunately, the slope I intentionally put in the patio was making the pool lean quite a bit.
The houses are really close together in my neighborhood and there is a fence and neighbors house, downhill, directly behind mine. After reading (and seeing) nightmarish and expensive results from AGP failures, I decided that it was not safe, and not worth the financial risk to wait it out till the end of the season.
I began draining the pool yesterday and I'm going to take it down, pull up a good 2/3's of the pavers and re-level. Then I will set the pool back up and enjoy the rest of the summer worry free. It's going to take a lot of work, but once again, thanks to the folks at TFP for helping me make the right decision. Anyone else out there with an unlevel AGP, do the right thing. Do the safe thing. Get that pool level before some serious damage occurs, or even worse, someone gets hurt!
Happy Swiming everyone!