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    Upright support movement when filling Intex

    18x52 Ultraframe
    While the pool is filling, do you constantly adjust the supports to assure they are vertical? After a certain amount of water is in there I assume it will be to heavy to adjust the supports.

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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    Good question; I would assume so, but lets see if any intex owners will comment...
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    My fill process:
    1. Setup pool in aprox. position.
    2. Put about 1-2" of water in, smooth out wrinkles and adjust pool placement.
    3. Put more water in, checking for wrinkles and leg positions (side to side, in and out)
    4. Fill with water, check and adjust water balance.
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    when we installed our 16ft metal frame intex, i let it fill a foot or so & adjusted the legs & then did it again at 2 & 3ft. You are correct, once it is almost full you wont be able to easily adjust the legs. I did have one leg that due to sinking went out of level when it was almost full & I used a rubber mallet to "gently" adjust it. But I am not recommending that as the preferred method
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    What mcoonan has said is a good way to fill the pool. If your site is level, you should not have to adjust the legs to much. There still is always some needed though. I kept an eye on mine when filling. If I remember correctly, at about half full and I could not adjust anymore.
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    I am a newbie.
    So the pads should be on top of the ground, not dug in?
    intex 18 x 9
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    The top of the pads should be level with the top of the ground. so they should be sunk in the ground.
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    If you sink the pads in the ground how do you move them?
    intex 18 x 9
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    The pads that should be in the ground are pavers that the pool legs should stand on. If you mean the "foot" of the leg when you say "pad", that should not be buried but should be atop the paver.
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    Ok, I think I get it thanks.
    So as I level I should figure out where the pavers go and make them flush and level. The intex installation instructions and video don't seem to give any measurments.
    intex 18 x 9
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    Re: Upright support movement when filling Intex

    That's correct.
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