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    Not I screwed??

    Hello everyone. Man I wish I had found this site before setting up my pool!

    Setup our 14 ft. Intex pool last night and we thought we had it pretty level. This morning it appears most of the legs in the back have dug themselves into the ground a good inch or two. Now the pool is all outta wack and leaning to one side. I would say a good 3-4 inches from one end to the other. I have two children and we are afraid of letting them get into it in its current condition.

    Am I screwed here? Do I need to drain this whole thing and start over?? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    May 2010
    Columbus Ohio

    Re: Not I screwed??

    I had one of these pools a few years ago. I hate to say it but you really should think about starting over. I put pavers under each leg to keep them from sinking into the ground, and the more level the pool the stronger the frame is. I have seen some pretty out of wack, but not only does it look better being level, I believe the pool will last longer.
    Purposed new pool at home being built- 20x40 vinyl pool, 20ft vinyl covered steps, Automatic cover, 6 ft sheer decent, 4 lighted deck jets, lime stone coping, easy touch, heat pump, SPA- 8x8 fiberglass shell, limestone steps surrounding
    previous home- 16 x 32 IG Vinyl- Install- Mid June 2011. 3ft Shallow 8ft Deep/ Totally Hayward 1HP pump/ 250 pound Sand/ AquaPro800 Heat pump/ Blue Hampton Liner/ 2 Intellibrite LED Lights/ Polaris 360/ 4 Deckjet II's/ 3ft concrete Apron/ 800 sq ft Paver Patio

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Not I screwed??

    Start over. 3-4 inches is excessive.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Not I screwed??

    Yep. Way too much off level. Do it over, you'll be much safer.
    35k gal, sand, IG, vinyl, 1HP pump, 62 gpm, 10/2003

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    Re: Not I screwed??

    Hi I have the same pool and you need too do it over again. I start from scratch every year. Just started this years build 2 days ago and am actually putting together a Youtube video this year. Go with pavers under the legs I actually also put down 2 and a half inch rigid foam boards also under the entire pool. I try and keep everything within less than an inch.
    Intex Ultra Frame 14 x 42 3500 gals
    Intex SWG combo unit (2000 gph), screen door screening around cartridge:-).

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