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    New intex 18' x 48" above ground pool... what to install on

    Hi all. I'm getting ready to set up a new pool, intex 18'x48" round. My brother dragged a spot clear with his tractor but it's still not level. My question is, should I put down something like crushed gravel or sand (or both) and level it before setting up the pool? Thanks.

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    Re: New intex 18' x 48" above ground pool... what to install on

    Welcome to TFP

    Most dig down but you can use rock and sand to build up, I used crushed rock and sand, you need to be within 1 inch of level.. here is a pic of what I did





    This was after the sand was put on top of the rock
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    Re: New intex 18' x 48" above ground pool... what to install on

    Is that Styrofoam?

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    Re: New intex 18' x 48" above ground pool... what to install on

    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
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    Re: New intex 18' x 48" above ground pool... what to install on

    Either dig down to level or bring in the crush.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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