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    18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    I just set up and filled my 18x48 easy set inflatable ring pool. I thought I had the ground level but after filling it, It is leaning to one corner a few inches. What should I do? I was thinking about carefully digging out under the higher corner to relieve some pressure. Or draining some water and try to wedge a few sand bags under the lower corner. I really dont want to drain the whole pool, already have the salt/ph etc good. Is it in danger of collapsing? Like I said it's roughly 2 inches or so off to one corner and can see it leaning. Any advice?

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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    I'll take the corporate line here! If it's more than 1" out of level you should drain and relevel. I know it's a bummer but that's the only advice I can give.
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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    It will slowly roll to the down hill side and will eventually dump itself. I know for a fact, mine did, took about a month. Happened late at night, and no one hurt or anything damaged. Found it early one morning, re-leveled and didn't have any further problems.
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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    dont think I could get away with digging under the higher end without dumping the entire pool?

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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    I don't see how, you need to dig everything down to the lowest point to get level.
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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    Im going to bite the bullet and at least take most of the water out and build up the low side, I am sick of worrying about it. I'm the kind of person that will lose sleep until its right. I have read not to use sand, what should I use. I would think paver sand would work. I appreciate the advice, I am new to this.

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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    Building up does not typically work.


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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    so digging the higher end is better?

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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    You should always dig down to the lowest spot ... unless you have the appropriate equipment to adequately compact any backfill ... which most people do not. Otherwise the weight of the water will just compact your fill and put you out of level again.
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    Re: 18x48 inflatable ring easy set leaning

    now I have something to do tomorrow...lol not that I want to but I know I have to...thanks again

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