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    Our First Pool! Did we level properly?

    We just put up our first pool. It's an 18' x48" Intex above ground pool. We leveled the site to a max 2" grade (it was 6"). We setup the pool and put each leg on concrete pavers. Because of the 2" grade I did not bury all the pavers, but rather kept them level to one another, so that the top of the pool is level too. Is this ok to do? I read all pavers should be flush with the ground, but this would make the top of the pool uneven. Thanks!

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    Re: Our First Pool! Did we level properly?

    Hi, welcome to TFP! If the ground is solid under the pavers it shouldn't be a problem. Keep an eye on the pool as it starts to fill. If you see any areas starting to sink you will need to stop and re-level the pool.
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    Re: Our First Pool! Did we level properly?

    Dig down, don't build the sags up.

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    Re: Our First Pool! Did we level properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by DKT113 View Post
    Dig down, don't build the sags up.

    Good Luck!
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    Re: Our First Pool! Did we level properly?

    Well the pool is already filling at this point and we returned the tamper and sod cutter.
    I'm just looking for it to hold up this summer and then we are taking it down over winter.



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    Re: Our First Pool! Did we level properly?

    It sounds like you're doing great- much better than we did with our first attempt.
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    Our First Pool! Did we level properly?

    I am assuming as long as the liner doesn't bubble out or any weird structural things start happening it will be fine for the next 3 months or so since it is only 2" and it's an Ultra Frame.

    We really have no idea about these types of pools (I had a legit installed above ground growing up, so that's a bit different than this).


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    Re: Our First Pool! Did we level properly?

    Post a picture and we can tell you if it looks ok or not.
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    I'll take a photo tonight.



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