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    Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    Ok the frame to our pool is level!! When we filled it up the watering the pool is about 3 inches ur level?? Help is this ok or what do we need to do!!

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    If the water isn't level then the pool isn't level. I don't see how the pool could be level and the water off. Your empty pool "may look level" but I bet it isn't.

    Have you tried using a bubble level to actually see? Take a long board and tape a bubble level on it and use it to determine where it is unlevel.
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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

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    In the process of building for a 22' Intex Ultra Frame, (completion date up in the air at this point).
    We could not beat our backyard into submission so we "Buried It".

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    We leveled it out under to even used a level to make sure!! I guess we should drain it and level it out some more?

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha Sabrina
    ....then your water will NOT be level, and that will put stress on the frame....
    One thing for sure. The water is level. Free standing water is always level. Always has been, always will be. If it doesn't look level, it's the frame that's off.
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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

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    In the process of building for a 22' Intex Ultra Frame, (completion date up in the air at this point).
    We could not beat our backyard into submission so we "Buried It".

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    Lol. My wife and 2 daughters are blonde so I'm used to it!!
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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    Yup, no way the pool is level if it's 3" off, that's pretty severe and is a risk for complete failure.

    The easiest way to ensure level is tape a 4' level to a 2X6X12 board (NOT a 2X4) and rotate it around your site, levelling as you go.
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    Thanks guys!! This is my first time having a pool so I I am clueless on this stuff!!

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

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    In the process of building for a 22' Intex Ultra Frame, (completion date up in the air at this point).
    We could not beat our backyard into submission so we "Buried It".

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    My husband is gonna be mad cause I am draining today!! I am gonna make him level it out right this time!!

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

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    In the process of building for a 22' Intex Ultra Frame, (completion date up in the air at this point).
    We could not beat our backyard into submission so we "Buried It".

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    No! No mushy stuff here lol!! I will just tell him how it is!! We have 2 kids 1 yr old and 2 yr old and how unsafe it is for them to be in it! If he don't want to level it out right then he can just take it down!! Man I sound mean!! Lol

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    Use some of the dump water to soften the high side dirt to make it easier to dig... assuming your dirt is like mine...concrete when dry. If it's soft already, don't make it mud. Mud is heavy to shovel. A sod cutter is commonly used to level small pool sites.

    For those of you playing along at home, that's the side with more liner above the water.
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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    There's lots of videos online that show how to properly install an above ground pool and how to prep the site, there's no shortcuts to site prep, it's the most important part, especially if you have young children.

    I'd recommend watching a couple of those videos so you know the proper process.

    You mentioned a level was used, there must be a problem with the accuracy of the level or how it was used, the cheapest method is get a good level and tape it to a 2X6 board, assuming the board is straight. Rotate that around your site and remove soil as needed, that can get you within 1" of level and that should be the goal.
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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    Ok I am confused!! So do I need to drain the pool and move it so we can level it!! Or can we just dig under the post to make the water level level!!

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

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    In the process of building for a 22' Intex Ultra Frame, (completion date up in the air at this point).
    We could not beat our backyard into submission so we "Buried It".

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    This thread subject line certainly grabbed my attention. If you have actually managed to get water to be un-level, you've really got something!
    BTW, the quick way to check a bubble level for accuracy is to set it on some surface and look at the bubble position, then turn the level around 180* in the same spot and check the bubble again. If the two readings are not the same, then the level is not accurate.
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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JodyJ85
    No! No mushy stuff here lol!! I will just tell him how it is!! We have 2 kids 1 yr old and 2 yr old and how unsafe it is for them to be in it! If he don't want to level it out right then he can just take it down!! Man I sound mean!! Lol
    Nah, give him the mushy stuff.

    On a related note....My pool is about 8" out of level. I'll be draining it tonight....dreading my next water bill.

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    Re: Frame is level but water in pool not level!!

    "Frame is level but water in pool not level!!" Best subject line of the season! Thank you!
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