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    3" slope on patio

    Hi

    I've just bought a 15 foot metal framed Intex pool. I would like to set it on a side patio but it has a slope of 1.7 degrees which I think means a drop of between 2-3 inches over the 15 feet.

    Is this safe to set up or do I need to consider an alternative?

    It's concrete slabs so digging isn't really an option and the rest of the garden is far to many slopes.

    Thanks in advance

    Chris

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    Re: 3" slope on patio

    Very likely too much slope. I wouldn't suggest doing it.

    I would think the best leveling device would be to put some pea gravel on the concrete and brush, push, scrape, screed (whatever works best) until you get a level spot about 17 in diameter. Screenings (pea gravel and rock dust) would work best of all, now that I think about it.
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    Re: 3" slope on patio

    Thanks for your swift response Dave. Do I need anything to retain the screenings or can I just lay them?

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    Re: 3" slope on patio

    A 2-3 layer of screenings extended a little from the pool edge SHOULD stay in place physically.

    That said, I was trying to think of something that would be aesthetically OK and fairly simple to "corral" them in but I am drawing a blank right now.
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    Re: 3" slope on patio

    Thanks again Dave. I'm I'm the UK and can't seen to find screening but we do have pea gravel which are small smoothed stones. Is that the sort of thing you are referring too?

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    Re: 3" slope on patio

    Yes. They'll work.
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    Re: 3" slope on patio

    Dittos on the 2-3 inches, that's well beyong the norm and risks pool failure.
    The goal should be to get under 1".
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    Re: 3" slope on patio

    Thanks again Dave and Cramar

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