First off, I am glad I found this site it has a wealth of info.
This is my first year setting up a pool for my daughter. The pool is an 18' x 48" round steel frame pool like this one: http://www.intexcorp.com/metal18x48.htm
I am in the process of leveling the ground as I do have a slight slope. The ground is as hard as cement (lots of clay) and is very difficult to grade. I have almost completed taking down the high spots, I have about another days work, and then I will fine tune it over the weekend.
Last night I fine tuned a section probably a quarter of the way around to see what I am up against, and despite efforts it is still off, not by much. The bubble on the level is slightly off centre.
My plan was to grade the soil as best I can and lay 3" of brick sand and then compact with a plate tamper, then place pavers under each of pool frame legs.
I know sand should not be used for leveling the ground, but with such a small variance in the ground being level, would this pose a problem if the compacted sand corrected the level issue?