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    Is this safe? (water)

    i got a metal frame pool by summer escapes. its 18x48. my ground is unlevel so we filled it up now 1 side has like 1ft higher water? will the pool like fall apart or something ?

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    Re: Is this safe? (water)

    I would drain the pool ASAP and level the area.

    2 inches off on 1 side is iffy but a foot not safe at all.

    Also Summer Escapes has bad reviews so I wouldn't chance it at all.
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    Re: Is this safe? (water)

    I agree with poolnew-b. One inch out of level is common, a couple of inches livable, but one foot off is too much.
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    Re: Is this safe? (water)

    Also I should add that if you dont remove the Grass/sod in there area the pool is going it will start to stink very bad when the grass starts to die under the pool.
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    Re: Is this safe? (water)

    Quote Originally Posted by poolnew-b
    Also I should add that if you dont remove the Grass/sod in there area the pool is going it will start to stink very bad when the grass starts to die under the pool.
    its on cement ground

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    Re: Is this safe? (water)

    Not to be rude, but you gotta research some of this stuff, 1' is well past all pool manufacturers recommended specs.
    That pool holds a lot of weight and if it's soft sided a total failure can endanger your family/neighbors as well peoples personal property.
    Every pool manufacturer talks about the limits of pool levelness, you could have bought a 4' level for 20/30 bucks and put it on the cement to assess the levelness prior to install.....and don't confuse "flat" for "level", something can be flat but still be inclined.

    Drain the pool and find a level site, although not sure where that will be if your cement pad is not level. If you move it onto grass make sure you remove the sod and level it DOWN, don't add dirt and level it UP.

    Lots of videos and pdf's online for this.
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