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    need a little help on getting pool up and running

    Hey all. Ok, last fall our old liner bit the dust, and slowly leaked out some water before winter freeze. Then in the spring, the rest leaked out...all 25,000 gallons. (it's a 33 foot diameter pool).

    Anyway, I have purchased a new (overlap) liner for it. I notice that where the water leaks were it washed away alot of the sand coping..and then 3 of the vertical columns sunk about 2 inches......So I need to raise those columns back up so they are level with the rest of the pool What is the best way to do that? Can I use a string level from across the pool to bring the low side back up to level? I want to be careful raising the vertical columns, so I don't knock the wall out of the lower retaining ring, etc etc.

    Any help would be great!!

    Dan
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    You should be able to lay a long level on the top rails.
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    Even with the pool empty, it is very heavy. You will find that out, especially if several posts sunk.
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    I realize that pools are heavy even without water... but that doesn't really answer the question.
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    Yeah, I'd use a long straight 2x4 edgewise and set a level on it. String level could work well too. Good luck!
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    You need to get to solid ground for the posts that lowered and I would use patio blocks to raise the levels back to where they were level.
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    A bunyip is probably cheaper than a long straight 2X4. I need advice on leveling my ground.




    Lever the pool up and fill the low spots with decomposed granite or something and maybe a patio paver on top to spread the weight out.
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    thanks folks...I just went out and bought a laser style Transit (sp) and it worked really really well. I think my pool wall is back to darn near perfectly level! I also did add blocks under those legs that settled, so the new liner is in now, and water trucks should be coming in the next couple hours.
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    Smile Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    well after a few days of some hard work, re-leveling verticals, and do some adjusting. Fixing the sand coping...the new Liner is in, and we are waiting on the water trucks to arrive.
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    How'd you lift the wall to slide the pavers under?
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    Re: need a little help on getting pool up and running

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    How'd you lift the wall to slide the pavers under?
    I have no idea how this person did it, but we once used an engine hoist and tow strap, with a 20' Intex UltraFrame. One of the dumbest ideas of our adult lives, but it actually worked great.
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