I am a new pool owner. I bought the Intex Ultra Frame 18' x 52". I struggled to get the ground level. I thought it was better than it appears now. A small back section of the pool is around 2" higher than a small front section of the pool. Please tell me this pool does not need to be drained and re-leveled!
There doesn't seem to be much outward force on the low side. In fact, the vertical supports on the low side are either nearly vertical or slanting inwards toward the pool.
Here are pictures of the water line at the back of the pool:
Here are pictures of the water line at the front of the pool:
There are about 4 vertical supports around the low-end side that are slanting inward. I think this is because while filling the pool, I tried to pull the bottoms of the legs outward. My thinking was that it would help give more support for the water pushing outward. I didn't want them slanting the other way thinking that they could be pushed over more easily.
Here are pictures of the few vertical supports at the rear of the pool and their angle:
The vertical supports on the low ground side where the water is deeper aren't being pushed outward. In fact, they're also slanted slightly inward. Wouldn't I start to notice the vertical supports on the higher side start to push outwards if a collapse was going to happen?
I also took various depth measurements inside the pool. The bottom is a layer of approximately 2" of sand. I know sand isn't the best to use but the ground was extremely bumpy due to shoveling parts out. Here are the depth measurements. The center of the pool is 43". That is used as the reference point for the other measurements.
Will this pool hold up for this season until I can re-level the ground next year? Again, there doesn't seem to be much pressure pushing outwards on the low spots with higher depth measurements. The only thing that concerns me is how slanted the vertical supports are in the rear of the pool.