I have what is probably a really stupid question but i need to ask it. I am just setting up my pool on a deck. My husband is concerned about the weight as am I but he won't allow me to install it on the grass so this is my only option. I have set it up and have it 70% filled but it has about another 2 inches to go before it will be over the pump minimum. My question is can i put less water in the pool and not use the pump? If i am willing to check the pool morning and night for chlorine and ph would that work? So far i have had it set up for 2 days and nights and the water is crystal clear. All i have been doing is adding 17 oz of liquid bleach to it. I really want to keep this pool but am afraid of the weight and i surely don't want to have it collapse while we are in it. Even though is a pool forum does anyone know if the deck cannot handle the weight would I know it right away or could it take time to collapse. The deck is close to the ground but not on the ground. Anyway those are my stupid questions. Note that my husband is an engineer and he works with water treatment so he is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to water treatment but not to pools and he feels the filter is not necessary due to the small amount of water. Thank you for all your help.