Last year we set up our pool, eyeballing a section of our yard and deciding it was level. It wasn't. (This was before I found TFP.) Even though it was a few inches off level we went with it, although I was super paranoid all summer long that the side would give. Knowing we would be moving it for this season we drained and packed it away before winter. This year I have a little tractor to help dig down about 4-6 inches to level out the ground in the new area, pulling out all the roots and rocks that are buried there. I was thinking about building a 20'x20' pad of pavers to put the pool on. My boyfriend thinks those would be too rough on the bottom of the pool. I remember seeing someone last year that had done that but I can't find the thread. Any suggestions about what to place the pool on? is directly on dirt the ideal choice? That just seems so muddy to me.