Hi Trouble Free Pool Members,
I need your advice and assistance. I'm off level and sinking; and so is my pool
I just installed an Intex 12 X 24 X 52 Ultra Frame rectangular pool on professionally leveled and compacted clay soil. I used 12 X 12 1.5 inch thick concrete pavers under each support leg. As the pool filled, 9 of the 18 pavers broke taking the pool off level by 3 inches; now, one week later, all but two have broken and the legs are sinking into the now saturated clay soil (had two days of heavy rain).
I have drained the pool and am installing new 16 X 16 2 inch thick concrete pavers supported by 12 inches of compacted dry paving mix; ABC, which is an aggregate mix of rocks, stone, and concrete stabilized base. The Intex manual calls only for 15 X 15 by 1.5 pressurized wood under each support leg (which would just sink into my moist clay soil when under pressure from the support legs).
Sorry to be so long winded. Please advise if my new pavers installed over 12 inches of compacted dry paving mix will also crack. Should I place the 15 X 15 X 1.5 pieces of wood on top of the new pavers? HELP!!!!!
I eagerly await your helpful advice! This site is fantastic; much better than the instruction manual that came with the pool!