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    Handy leveling tool for building a AGP

    I had a lot of ups and downs this summer building our first AGP. One thing that was well worth the money I spent was a water level. Some prefer a laser, but that wasn't in my budget and things were drawn out too long to rent one. I could have bougth 3 of them for what the rental store wanted for as long as I needed it! You can make your own homemade water level, but for $40 or so you can get this fancy one online. Very accurate and easy to use, don't know what I would have done without it, highly recommended. You can check it out at: http://www.watrlevel.com.

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    I am in no way affiliated with the company, but it's a really slick idea. Just thought I would throw it out there for folks to check out. We are now happily swimming in our crystal clear TFP!
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    Re: Handy leveling tool for building a AGP

    I used one when I built my inground pool and it worked well. Mine had an automatic feature which allowed it to be operated by one person which was great since I was normally by my self.
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    Re: Handy leveling tool for building a AGP

    Very cool, I think I'll be buying one of those for this summers install.
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    Re: Handy leveling tool for building a AGP

    OMG, what a simple solution to a complex problem! So glad I searched TFP for guidance
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    Re: Handy leveling tool for building a AGP

    Here is my DIY version: two car jack stands, a garden hose, two plastic tubes with metric scales on them and of course silver tape! Allowed me to singlehandedly level pavers for a 12x24 Intex within a few milimeters.
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    Re: Handy leveling tool for building a AGP

    There are many Elevation/altimeter app's available for iOS & android, some look like they go down to 2 decimals of meters/feet.
    I wonder if one of them would do the job and it would be interesting if one of you that have a water level would compare the level to an app?
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    Re: Handy leveling tool for building a AGP

    Most altimeter apps I have seen are only accurate +/- 5-10 meters/feet, i.e. not applicable for precision measurement. Do you have a suggestion for an app to test?
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Handy leveling tool for building a AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickelin View Post
    Most altimeter apps I have seen are only accurate +/- 5-10 meters/feet, i.e. not applicable for precision measurement. Do you have a suggestion for an app to test?
    I have used 'My Altitude & Altitude+-BUT have never needed/wanted accuracy down to inches so I cant say if they're accurate enough. t
    IG Tear Drop, Dark Gray Gunite , 27,000 gallons -Age 50+-years, very old Hayward Split Egg Sand Filter with side mount Multi-port- Hayward SP2600VSP Pump- Hayward chlorine feed (not used since finding TFP) - Laars 315K BTU Oil heater- LoopLoc Safety cover- AquaBot RAPIDS 4WD- TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speedstir- 390 Gal Hot Springs Spa Envoy installed May 2017

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