Here's my problem. I have an Intex 14 x 48 Ultra Frame. My yard slopes slightly so I had the ground professionally leveled and tamped down firm. We did not raise the area to level it but instead dug about 1.5" to create the level space. We then laid sand and laid Tyvek siding insulation (foam) down and trimmed to fit to give the pool a nice, firm base, which it does and is an amazing tip from a friend. We additionally inserted paver stones (leveled with the Tyvek base) for the legs to stand on. Everything was great. The pool felt wonderful underfoot (with the firm, foam base), and the legs resting very solidly on the paver stone supports. It has been up a month no worries.
I noticed over the weekend that the pool has a slight tilt to it, which was not there when we installed because we checked the level of the pool railings after setting up and filling. Everything was good. Upon inspection I see that the pool is slowly "sinking" to the one side. The real problem is that the square paver stone bases are NOT sinking with the pool (see where this is going?) and they are now pressing into the bottom liner and causing small tears. Now the pool has many slow leaks, which will only get worse as this continues to sink. I've tried wet patching from the inside but it's just too difficult to get a firm seal on the points of the paver stone base edges that are digging into the liner.
I live in south NJ. Our ground is clay-based and (I assume) "soft". At this point I'm fine with draining the pool and purchasing a new liner (since the frame is perfectly fine). My concern is that this will continue to happen and I'll be back in this position.
Suggestions are welcome!