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    moving pool...leveling options

    Since we are moving our pool we are starting over on leveling the ground. Tedious, and summer may well be done by the time we are but I wanted opinions on how people have leveled their ground. Does anyone suggest a laser level, water level etc? Our last setup was about 2 inches off and that was using a standard bubble level and a 2 x 4. Which I would like something more accurate this time around. Also, another question. When you use patio blocks under the legs, these should be under the tarp or on top of it? Or lift up the tarp at each leg and sit it directly on the block? Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: moving pool...leveling options

    I used basically everything

    When I had the untouch ground, I used a water level. I then used a bobcat to do the rough cuts of earth removal.

    After that, I used the transit to give me a good starting point. The majority of the work was done using a 12 ft 2x4 leveling out 3 circles (we have an 18x30).

    The final checks for where the track will go was done with a transit all around the perimiter.

    Leveling took FOR EVER. Whenever I was ready to give up and say it was good enough and start building the pool, I'd stop for the night and start fresh the next day
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    Re: moving pool...leveling options

    I don't have access to a transit. And live in a very small town so renting one isn't an option either. Since we came to within two inches of level before with just the 2x4 method, would using a water level help to get even closer once the initial dig is close to done?
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    Re: moving pool...leveling options

    Quote Originally Posted by tookiesmom07
    I don't have access to a transit. And live in a very small town so renting one isn't an option either. Since we came to within two inches of level before with just the 2x4 method, would using a water level help to get even closer once the initial dig is close to done?
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