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    Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    This is a pool in my neighborhood i guess they intend on leaving it this way they are swimming in it !

    Thought it might be a good reminder for someone wondering does it really have to be somwhat level.
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    That's an expensive big intex to buy, erect, and break.

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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    Quote Originally Posted by fsteve65
    This is a pool in my neighborhood i guess they intend on leaving it this way they are swimming in it !

    Thought it might be a good reminder for someone wondering does it really have to be somwhat level.
    Maybe it's for water ski-ing, hence the slope

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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    The bent pole isn't even under the belt! They will be riding the wave shortly. Right into the neighbor's yard!
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    Wow....people really are that stupid
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    And I though my 2 1/2 inch slope was terrible! :P
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    yeah, on my steel side AGP I obsessed over a couple inches.
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    I'm sure the owner will be posting here any day: "My intex pool leg has a slight bend, but only a few inches, should I be worried or can I just leave it".
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    Quote Originally Posted by cramar
    I'm sure the owner will be posting here any day: "My intex pool leg has a slight bend, but only a few inches, should I be worried or can I just leave it".
    haha that made my day!
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    YIPES! that picture made my day too. I was worried about being 1.5 inches off...thanks for posting that - unbelievable that someone would keep it up that way.

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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    I can see the review they leave now..... "Spent $xxx. on this pool and it didn't even last one season. Intex is junk, don't buy." Lol. Mine is about 1 1/2 inches off and I can't get my husband to fix it, he's worried about breaking the T at the top. (Ultra-frame)
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    The Intex is pretty inexpensive, I paid $320 a few weeks ago for the 18' round x 48" deep. I consider it disposable! That said, mine I don't feel is so unlevel that it may fall over. Im on a phone with Tapatalk and can not see the op's picture. I wonder how bad it is??


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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    Ummmmmmmmm, well at least we can see just how durable they are, how long has it been like that?

    Be sure to post back WITH pictures when it folds up, now that would be something worth showing people "Why an Intex pool Needs to be level".

    That pics scares me and I don't live anywhere near it, lol.
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    I want to see the picture!


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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    Looks like an AFV moment could happen at any time.
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    Wow, I copied the link to my phones browser to view this, and I'm impressed, that pool goes up and down, and then up and down. It reminds me of one of those amusement park rides for the young kids that is basically a circular track that waves up and down as the car travels around.

    That thing is going to likely come apart! I bet it will be a hoot to witness!! I'd love to be in it when it blows a side out.

    That there is some funny stuff.

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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    People need to use a few bits of common sense. I know not many of us read directions when we put things together, but I'm sure it says to "keep level" in large letters in more than once place, and anyone who has carried water knows how much weight it has.

    I just hope no ones kids get hurt !
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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    Quote Originally Posted by PAGirl
    I can see the review they leave now..... "Spent $xxx. on this pool and it didn't even last one season. Intex is junk, don't buy." Lol. Mine is about 1 1/2 inches off and I can't get my husband to fix it, he's worried about breaking the T at the top. (Ultra-frame)

    He might be right. I don''t think 1.5 inches is worth taking the risk. I was thinking of emptying mine at the end of the summer..(down here in Florida it's probably around the end of October), just enough to put a paver or something thicker underneath the legs and leveling them out that way.

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    Re: Why an intex pool needs to be level .

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziqzer
    People need to use a few bits of common sense. I know not many of us read directions when we put things together, but I'm sure it says to "keep level" in large letters in more than once place, and anyone who has carried water knows how much weight it has.

    I just hope no ones kids get hurt !
    From the manual I looked at:
    The area where the pool is set up must be absolutely flat and level. Do not set up the pool on a slope or inclined surface.
    That is all they say. These are horrible instructions because everyone interprets differently what "absolutely flat and level" is.
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