First off, thanks for being the best group of pool enthusiasts around. So much knowledge in these forums that help out so much.
Ok, so we finally bought a house and I'm ready to install a 15' Intex metal frame pool. We've had this pool for three years now, and it's still working great for us. I've put this pool up at two different locations, but it has been un-level both times. This time, I'm going to start early and take my time to do things right. Here is my game plan, so help me out:
Call to get utilities marked
Rent a sod cutter and take out about 4-6 inches to get down to hard ground
Use a level to get the ground completely level (transit level maybe? Has anyone used one for this?)
Get 1 inch extruded foam and make a 16' X 16' square. I plan to use gorilla tape to make sure it is tightly fitted
Set up pool and check for level. (put 2 inches of water in the pool and check for level
Should I use patio blocks under the legs for added support? (if so, do I install level with the ground?)
Back fill with mulch to hide all the foam and legs
Am I on the right track at least? As always, suggestions are encouraged to avoid mistakes.