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    Started work on my 24" AGP...

    Well, the battle has begun. Placement has been selected and sod has been removed...


    Next step...figure out how to level it. I'm thinking I'll build an easy water level...but have also seen the '2x4' method.

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    Either way will work. I used a long piece of aluminum angle and a nice level and got within a half inch side to side, but probably the water level will be more accurate.....perhaps get it in the ball park with the 2x4 then final check with the water level?

    Bob E.

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    Looking good take your time and get it level. I used a transite which I barrowed from our high school shop class was a peace of cake.
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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    Quote Originally Posted by SubliminalME View Post
    Well, the battle has begun. Placement has been selected and sod has been removed...


    Next step...figure out how to level it. I'm thinking I'll build an easy water level...but have also seen the '2x4' method.
    Would love to know what kind of pool you have?
    24x54 Saltwater 8000 (thepoolfactory), Hayward 23" Sand Filter, 1.5Hp 1-Speed Power-Flo Matrix Pump, AQ-TROL SWG, AquaBot Pura 4X

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    Keep the pics coming!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    I used a Zircon electronic water level that worked great for one person use. Mounted the one side to a pre-measured height on some 2x4s and marked a line on another replica of that.
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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    I used a laser level to set the stepping stones for the uprights then used a 2"x4" get the dirt smoothed. http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...om-of-the-pool
    Keep the pictures and questions coming.
    Gerry
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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    I posted in another thread, but should have posted it here. I have a hole I have to fill in...used to be a clothes line pole concreted in, now it's a 2 ft deep fire pit. I need to obviously fill it before i really get going on the pool. Does anyone have any good ideas on how I should fill it to ensure the bottom doesn't drop out later?

    The pool is a sharkline 24x48. It was last year's 'last year's' model. Got it for $1700 with all the fixins, including stairs and the like. Seemed like a sweet deal. Probably spend 2x that on materials for the deck.

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    If you could get some crush n run from your friendly neighborhood quarry, that would work well. Some fill dirt would work also. Just have to make sure it is compacted very well. The crush n run would have to be compacted also.
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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    How is your build coming along? Please update... Thanks!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    So I removed the sod a while back, and used it to fill in spots in my yard...all over the yard. That took some time. Then, I made a water-level and realized that, even though the area looked level...it wasn't. It was about 8 inches out across the 26 foot I dug up. And it's shale. Doh!

    Here I was digging and rototilling and spent about 2 hours to get that little spot down to where it needed to be:


    So I called a friend...



    ...who happened to have a Bobcat.



    ...and now we're level!

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    Looks good ! 👍 Equipment makes things a whole lot easier ! Keep us posted on the progress. 😎
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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    The eyes are deceiving when it comes to level. It looks good but it's not!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    I like your water lever... is the one side stationary and you just move the tamper around?

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    Re: Started work on my 24" AGP...

    Exactly right. That was revision 2. The windshield washer fluid and a higher hose mount were key...otherwise everytime you moved it, it'd spill out the top. But yet, I drove a stake, bungee corded a board to it, wire tied the hose to the board and then to the tamper, and put them side by side, drew a line with pencil on both, and then filled to that line.

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