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    Uneven pool

    I recently set up a summer escapes 14 x 52 steel frame pool. I set up on a patio block deck. After I set up and filled I noticed that there is a 2.5 inch difference in depth. Also 2 of the poles on the low side do not touch the blocks.Is this something to be concerned of. I only have 2 more months of summer. Is there a quick fix to raising this? I am guessing if I put some risers under the high side it may work but also I am thinking it would cause more stress on the liner. Any suggestions would be great.

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    Re: Uneven pool

    <<<<<< Smartest move I ever made for my pool. TF100 a close second.... Just saying..

    I jacked up my 16'x48" pretty easily. Go slow. Go slow.
    I cut a 'v' in the top of a two by six, then used a 2 ton car jack to lift it up.
    took a little thinking to figure out where to put the jack, so as to get the boards under the feet.
    slid the 1x4's under the feet when it got just high enough to clear.
    did I say 'go slow'??
    I've gotta jack a couple more up today, I'll get pics and post them, just so you can see what I'm saying.
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
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    Re: Uneven pool

    I would partially drain the pool and try to level it out. You have quite a bit of pressure on the side of the pool that touches the ground. Could you post some pictures of the problem?
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    Re: Uneven pool

    If I were to jack the posts up would that not put more pressure on the liner and side? The pool is set up on a large paving block patio. So there is a small slope away from garage.

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    Re: Uneven pool

    <<<<<< Smartest move I ever made for my pool. TF100 a close second.... Just saying..


    Pics of your problem would help. But yeah, the liner stretches to fit. If it's already off angle, it's already stretched wrong. Jacking it up right just equalizes the pressure across the whole liner. Partially drain it if it eases your mind. Mine was about 80% full when I did it.
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: Uneven pool

    I have a similar issue. We purchased a 17 X 48 Metal Frame and put it up in a spot we "THOUGHT" was level. It was 9 inches off!!! I hired a guy to come dig out a spot. After he finished, we raked it out and thought it was spot on. After sitting the pool in and starting to fill it up it is off nearly 3 inches. Looks as though it affects two or three of the legs. They all still seem to be standing upright however. Not sure if I should be concerned or not. I thought if it will hold up the rest of this summer, I will do a better job next year of leveling it out.
    Pool Gallons: 1,779
    Filter: 530 gph filter pump
    Pool Is An Above Ground 10X30ft
    Pool Install July 3rd 2012

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    Re: Uneven pool

    <<<<<< Smartest move I ever made for my pool. TF100 a close second.... Just saying..


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave4926
    Not sure if I should be concerned or not.
    Jack it!!!
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: Uneven pool

    Hi All,
    How would you jack one of the legs on the rectangular 18X9X52 Ultra frames? I saw the thread for the pools with the T, but my pool has the legs that are actually dual legs...two legs snap into the top bar...
    New Owner 18x9x52 Intex Rectangular AGP, 4545 gallons
    SWG CS8110, Krystal 635T Pump (1500 GPH) w/cartridge filter
    I've just opened this pool on 25Jul2012
    The deck is almost done!!:)
    Marine Officer in Virginia Beach

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