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    Intex Pool Not Level

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    Hi. I got an Intex 18' X 48" Ultra Frame Pool. It's a little out of level - it appears that the high side is 5" higher than the low side (measuring from water to bar - which could be inaccurate because perhaps the water is pulling down the liner more in one area). The eyeball test, looking at the pool from a distance is that it isn't too bad looking - nothing that would make me cringe. My two questions are, is it safe (and will it stay up)? Secondly, I've heard about adding shims or wood under the posts but wouldn't that put undue strain on the liner in those areas, which would then be pulling down further than was intended?photo 2.jpg

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    Re: Intex Pool Not Level

    Hi there and welcome to TFP... The industry tolerance for above ground pool levels is 1 inch... 5 inches is excessive.... Especially if you have kids in the pool.... I hate to say it, but it looks like a pull down and redo....
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    Re: Intex Pool Not Level

    ^^^^This.

    Also, if you're like me, you will look into the pool and see the difference in the # of blue squares showing on one end and it will drive you nuts.
    There is great satisfaction in seeing a uniform # of blue squares at the water level!!

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    Re: Intex Pool Not Level

    5" is too much out of level it's dangerous.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Intex Pool Not Level

    Quote Originally Posted by Synergy2 View Post
    ^^^^This.

    Also, if you're like me, you will look into the pool and see the difference in the # of blue squares showing on one end and it will drive you nuts.
    There is great satisfaction in seeing a uniform # of blue squares at the water level!!
    That's how I measure mine as well.
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    Re: Intex Pool Not Level

    Top of one row of squares to the top of the next row of squares is more like an inch and a half. So if you are counting 5 squares difference, you're at 7 1/2" off level.

    As for eyeball level... someone posted in my build thread that his dad taught him, level is level and everything else is BS.

    Best to drain, disassemble, level and reinstall. Sorry.
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