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    Instalation disaster.

    New pool owner, started self installing 27ft round AGP yesterday. 8 frustrating hours later it's standing-no water. We noticed the wall has come out of the track. Ground was level when we started, but we seemed to have ended up off center of our pad. Husband wants to take it down, move it and start again. I would like to take down the beaded liner in that spot, move the coving, put the wall back in and try to build up the ground under the track. Any insight would be helpful!

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    Re: Instalation disaster.

    Hi, welcome to TFP! Even empty these pools are very heavy. If there is a void under the bottom rail that is causing it to twist like the picture shows you will not be able to just build up that one area. The ground under the pool must be solid. It would be best to dig down to solid, level ground and then install the pool.
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    Re: Instalation disaster.

    Take the time and do it right the track and uprights should be firmly and evenly supported. Your pool will hold about 17,000 gal of water when full which weighs 140,000 lbs. You will always be worried about that spot in the back of your mind if you don't take the time to do it right.
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