Found this website, lots of valuable information! I really need help with my Intex pool. We have the 18' x 52" ultra frame. Last summer had someone come out with a bobcat and level it out. Things seemed okay until mid-late summer, when one side started to sink a bit. We never put any pavers or sand under the pool. We ended up taking the pool down at the end of the season.
We'd like to have it back up soon, trying for this weekend. My husband thinks we need sand, but I think we need pavers under each footing. Someone told me to dig the hole for the paver, put leveling sand in there, the paver on top, so it is flush with the ground. Repeat this for every leg.
Would I put the tarp on top of this? Then the pool?
My brother has a laser level he said I can use, although I don't know what I'm doing. He says it is easy to use.
I've read not to put sand under Intex pools, but I've also read you can just put it right on top of your grass! Did NOT work for us. This will be the 3rd time putting this pool up, I want to do it right!
Thank you for the help!