Finally got the ground all leveled out...patio stones all buried...track laid out. We knew we were missing a base plate yesterday, but figured it was in the barn in the box with the other parts. So we bring out the trailer with all the styrofoam sheets, lay them out and sweat our rears off in the Texas heat and humidity this morning cutting them all out in the pattern we need. Bring out the box, no base plate. Go back to the barn and get the bucket...no base plate. So...seems when we bought this off the lady..either they misplaced it or didn't see it fall off when they were packing it up...or we lost it off the back of the trailer when we were bringing it home. The lady moved 2 days after we bought it to another state...so can't just call her up. We were so excited to get it all up today and was hoping to be filling it up by tonite...didn't happen. So now our pool is put off for another week IF I can get the base plate delivered by then. Have to call Atlantic Pool Products and hopefully I can buy just the one base plate....but the way our luck is going...I'll probably have to buy all 12 plates in a set to get one. Kids are NOT happy. We bought it back in April and here it is the middle of June and they still don't have a pool up yet.