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    Very Very stupid question....

    but you had to look anyway


    In my determination to get my pool right and fixed (you can see my thread in signature). I have determined I am missing a couple of the plastic footings on the legs (of course I am). While I finally located a replacement part from Intex for it - there is no telling when they will arrive - and let's just say my patience is limited. I am going to look around the yard/shed and in the ground to see if I can locate them but if I can't - would these little things be detrimental on a couple of legs?

    I am just curious .
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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    Just my opinion but I would be careful not using them. I think that they are designed to help spread the initial load from the leg to a more stable foot print. If you just put the leg down look at the surface area of the leg that will be taking the initial load of the pool. You are talking maybe a quarter in square tube wall that will be taking that large amount of weight vs. the plastic foot that the leg is supposed to sit in. I could be wrong???
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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    I don't know either lol They will be on pavers and I was trying to see if I could tell how thick they were and maybe slide something under there... just my luck.. I lose the dang things...
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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    Temporarily, you can place a short block of 1' x 4" wood under the two legs that are missing the feet. When the new feet arrive, you can use a jack to raise the leg just enough to remove the wood, and put the foot under it. Your pool will be very slightly out of level until you replace the feet.
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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    Not a stupid question.

    I used wood blocks under the legs of my pool. Didn't bother ordering replacements when they became available because the wood works fine.
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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    ^^ what Charlie said.
    And this only applies to concrete or paver landings. Straight on dirt would be more risky.
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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    By the way, The only stupid question is the one not asked! If you don't know something, ASK!!!!! that is what we are here for.
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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    Found one of the time while I was digging... It was completely buried lol

    Oh the irony ....


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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    Oh and I am using pavers this time.. At least now I should only be missing one lol


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    Re: Very Very stupid question....

    I have wood feet on my 18' summer escapes, the plastic ones kept breaking.

    I cut 5" sections of 2x4 and used a 1" spade-bit to drill a few 1/2" deep holes to make a rough oval shape for the leg to sit in.
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