I have trolled the site for a year & a half now, & gleaned everything I could about the best install for this pool. We leveled the ground to the lowest spot, added about 1/2" of sand to smooth out, 18x18x2" cement pavers partially in ground (even with the coming foam boards) all level to each other within 1/2" or less, Intex tarp, 1" foam boards double taped with Gorilla tape, another tarp, then pool. It all looked good & we began filling. When the pool was about 4" from full I noticed that the corners do not sit on the ground, they are all lifted off the ground. I can slide my entire hand under them, & one corner I can slide my hand back even further. Is this normal? We have had 3 Intex pools, but all round, so this was never a question.
We noticed a leak in the corner seams (but that's another thread) so we stopped filling. Pool is coming down tomorrow, but would love an answer for the next fill.