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Thread: Proper ground prep to keep level?

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    Proper ground prep to keep level?

    3 years ago we bought our Intex inflatable 18'. I leveled the ground off, put a tarp down, and then put 4" of sand down inside a 2x4 wooden octagon ring. I then compacted the sand with a power packer, leveled it all off again, and then put another tarp on top of it.
    The first year the pool was bang on level. The 2nd year when I put it up, I had to level the one end 1-1/2" down as it had lifted for some reason. This year I leveled the sand off again, compacted, and now 1/2 way through the season its almost 3" out of level on the one end (same end as last year).
    For some reason the ground is shifting. We want to get a hardwall AGP in the next couple of years, but I do not want this happening. What is the best thing to do?

    The sand is not washing away, everything looks fine. It just looks like the ground is shifting.

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    Re: Proper ground prep to keep level?

    How did you level the ground. Did you dig the high side down, or fill in the low side?
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    Re: Proper ground prep to keep level?

    Dug down the high side

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    Re: Proper ground prep to keep level?

    Here is couple of pictures showing how much the ground has lifted this year.
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