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    Unlevel Rectangular Pool

    I recently set up a (large) rectangular pool and filled it up a little less than halfway when I noticed that the water was about 3" higher on one side. I was wondering if it would just be alright for me to dig out underneath the posts on the higher side to lower it a bit as I do not want to have to drain the pool and level the entire ground out.

    Please help, I don't know much about pools. Thank you.

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    Re: Unlevel Rectangular Pool

    Hate to say this, but you will have to take it down and level the ground out again. You will find no other solution that works safely.
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    Re: Unlevel Rectangular Pool

    1" or so off level is all we recommend for tolerance on that.
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    Re: Unlevel Rectangular Pool

    Out of curiousity, why do you recommend that?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    1" or so off level is all we recommend for tolerance on that.
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    Re: Unlevel Rectangular Pool

    one word............SAFETY
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    Re: Unlevel Rectangular Pool

    Google swimming pool collapses and see what happens.
    The pressure on the lower side can blow out the wall. Not good.
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    Re: Unlevel Rectangular Pool

    While it might seem okay at first, eventually the low side starts stretching, and after time will let loose the water.
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