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    Ground areas

    What is the best ways to find out what part of the yard is worthy of holding my 16 x 48 pool?

    Once I find it whats the best way to level it?

    Illinois ground is hard as a rock here.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Ground areas

    Welcome to TFP!

    One good approach is to block out possible locations with a garden hose or thick rope and try to imagine a pool there. Check out how much shade/sunlight it gets, how walking around the pool feels, how going in and out of the house from/to the pool works and generally get a feeling for how it works for you.
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    Re: Ground areas

    Need to add Intex AG 16 by 48. I have a area beside the house that looks flat, except for the divits my golf irons took out.

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Ground areas

    Welcome to tfp, blazzinbird

    Quote Originally Posted by blazzinbird
    I have a area beside the house that looks flat, except for the divits my golf irons took out.
    Then putting a pool there will take away that misery

    My area I chose "looked flat" as well but ended up being 8" off from one side to the other.
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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Ground areas

    I do believe mine is 4ft off.

    Good luck with your pool! We like pics... even if you're playing in the dirt wondering what you got yourself into!
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