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    Leveling issues

    Hello,
    Ok I have been trying to level my yard for a long time now about 3 weeks off and on.
    The question I have I have seen videos of people using the 2x4 hooked to a stake in the center of the circle.
    I have done this but then I try to use a cheap Laser level from harbor freight and it tells me I am still off but a inch or 2.
    I am wondering if maybe I am using the Laser level incorrectly. Do you need to start in the center of the circle and measure to the outer edge?
    Or do you measure from outside the circle and check different points with in the circle area?



    Thanks any help would be great I have no clue on why I am off one minute and the next measurement it is correct.
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    Re: Leveling issues

    I'm not well versed on these levels but I watched the guy who did my pool and he set the laser on the first paver and his son held it while he went around with the other one setting the rest of the pavers. Once it was close, it would beep a solid sound if I remember correctly.
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    Re: Leveling issues

    I just leveled mine using a laser. The laser I rented told me how far I was out, so I'm within .4 of an inch. The laser I rented was self leveling and it cost $40 for the day. Your probably just wasting time with your laser. Sell it and rent a good one!

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    Re: Leveling issues

    Thanks Casey I just can't seem to get it right now sure why one minute it seems right the next it seems off.

    I seen the videos of the 2x4 that seems to work for me and be correct but then I try it again and it is off just seems odd.
    I will try the paver to paver approach.
    20'x54" intex ultra Sand filter. with SWG Still work in progress will have Resin 24" fence around the top. Hooked to a 10x6 Deck that is attached to another 10'x6' Kids Club house. Slide from main deck into pool. Intex softwall lights. Kenwood Marine radio sealed in a deck box all Bluetooth controlled with Pyle 5" outdoor speakers.

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    Re: Leveling issues

    Matt I was think that same thing the other day I might just have to do that to get it correct.
    Thanks
    20'x54" intex ultra Sand filter. with SWG Still work in progress will have Resin 24" fence around the top. Hooked to a 10x6 Deck that is attached to another 10'x6' Kids Club house. Slide from main deck into pool. Intex softwall lights. Kenwood Marine radio sealed in a deck box all Bluetooth controlled with Pyle 5" outdoor speakers.

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    Re: Leveling issues

    Check out the discussion in this thread: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ling-my-ground
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