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Thread: Intex 18x9 legs on concrete blocks too high HELP!

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    Intex 18x9 legs on concrete blocks too high HELP!

    Currently filling our 18x9 Intex ultra frame pool. Husband put the cement blocks for the legs on top of the 1.5" styrofoam. Now he's afraid that the sides won't bow back out after it's filled b/c the legs will be 2" too high.

    Any ideas? Please? He's currently trying to remove the cement blocks, calling me in the backyard to help him. The pool is 75% full. I don't think the blocks are going anywhere?

    Please, any ideas, anything?????????
    First time pool owner!
    Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 rectangular pool
    4545 gallons
    Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter/Pump
    Intex SWG

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    Re: Intex 18x9 legs on concrete blocks too high HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by greenmom17
    Currently filling our 18x9 Intex ultra frame pool. Husband put the cement blocks for the legs on top of the 1.5" styrofoam. Now he's afraid that the sides won't bow back out after it's filled b/c the legs will be 2" too high.

    Any ideas? Please? He's currently trying to remove the cement blocks, calling me in the backyard to help him. The pool is 75% full. I don't think the blocks are going anywhere?

    Please, any ideas, anything?????????

    Cut the styrofoam out around the legs and patio blocks?
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    Re: Intex 18x9 legs on concrete blocks too high HELP!

    Styrofoam will disintegrate when exposed to lacquer thinner.

    You can use an old fashioned squirt bottle, like you would use to dispense ketchup or mustard at a hot dog stand. This will allow you to dispense it exactly where needed, and as much as needed. I would poke holes in the foam under the bricks with a screwdriver and stick the nipple in and squeeze, then squirt as needed to collapse the foam.

    Goes without saying, no smoking or open flames! The lacquer thinner will evaporate quickly, and there will be a little plasticy mess under each brick to clean up when you take the pool down. A little unconventional, but it will be effective and a lot cheaper than emptying and refilling the pool.

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    Re: Intex 18x9 legs on concrete blocks too high HELP!

    the Styrofoam WILL give out eventually and unevenly in the next couple of weeks. Some blocks ill be deeper then others and possibly some will start tilting as they get pushed in which can rip your straps. Best is to cut into the foam and have PEACE OF MIND. I did the same thing..... lol Emptied and then re placed. Just yesterday
    Intex 9x18 ultra frame pool
    2560 Sand Filter salt water system

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    Re: Intex 18x9 legs on concrete blocks too high HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by zshiek
    Best is to cut into the foam and have PEACE OF MIND. I did the same thing..... lol Emptied and then re placed. Just yesterday
    LOL. That's exactly what we are doing. Emptied it last night, husband up at the crack of dawn today and it cutting around the foam. Peace of mind is worth a couple days work!

    zshiek, enjoy that pool! It looks awesome!!
    First time pool owner!
    Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 rectangular pool
    4545 gallons
    Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter/Pump
    Intex SWG

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    Re: Intex 18x9 legs on concrete blocks too high HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by greenmom17
    Quote Originally Posted by zshiek
    Best is to cut into the foam and have PEACE OF MIND. I did the same thing..... lol Emptied and then re placed. Just yesterday
    LOL. That's exactly what we are doing. Emptied it last night, husband up at the crack of dawn today and it cutting around the foam. Peace of mind is worth a couple days work!

    zshiek, enjoy that pool! It looks awesome!!
    Thanks! Would love to see your finished outcome Does this forum have a gallery for intex pools? or am i missing something..
    Intex 9x18 ultra frame pool
    2560 Sand Filter salt water system

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