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    Level

    New pool owner and I'm putting up an intex 16x48. Question is, I'm about 2 squares unlevel on one end of the the pool, is that okay? I'm hoping it is because the pool is almost full, now. We spent all weekend getting it level and it's still off.

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    Re: Level

    I'm about 2 squares unlevel on one end
    I don't know how much a "square" is
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    Re: Level

    I am guessing it's a pattern on the liner?
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    Re: Level

    Yes, it's the pattern on the liner. I'm about 1 1/2 to 2 inches off.

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    Re: Level

    One small section of mine is about thatmuch lower than the rest. (The one place I didn't get to put anything under the 2 posts.) If you just filled your pool in the last few days, expect it to settle a bit more before it's done. (Mine started off only about 1", then went to 1 1/2" over time.) Somewhere there are photos on here of a way to jack up the post and slide a paver or something under it. My husband wasn't willing to take the risk of breaking the posts, so mine will be slightly off until fall, when we store it for winter.
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    Re: Level

    Boy this is a common Intex question.

    2" is towards the max limit of unlevel, your putting things at risk at this level or beyond. No one can tell you for sure if it will continue to become more unlevel or whether or not it will collapse. Its your call.
    Personally, I would do what it takes to correct it so as not to endanger my family.
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    Re: Level

    2 squares is more unlevel than I'd be comfortable with. Especially if it's a whole "side". One square is pushing it IMO...
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