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    Intex 12x24x52

    Hi,

    I found this forum last summer, and you guys are all fantastic! Hopefully I can learn something today too, haha.

    I've had Intex pools (round ones) for 4 years, and this year we bought a larger, rectangular one, 12x24x52. It's been a headache! First, we leveled the ground (or so we thought) and then set up the pool. After filling it about halfway, we realized its not level enough, drained it, adjusted it, and refilled the pool. Today, I noticed some of the legs are more vertical than angled ( | instead of / ). I tried and (obviously) couldn't pull them out, so I dug away some dirt in front of the pool to try to make room to pull the legs out. They shifted alright... shifted down. Apparently I had dug too deep. Now, it looks like this: pool.jpg (hopefully that attachment works).

    Anyways- since there's still room for the leg to be pulled forward, should I attempt to move it outwards more, before resorting to draining it again?

    Also, what sort of impact will it have if a few legs are not pulled out all the way?



    Thanks so much.

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    Re: Intex 12x24x52

    Hi there and welcome... I have the smaller version of your pool.... I can't quite tell if you've got pavers underneath the legs or not, because the weight of your pool is about 37 tonnes.... That's a lot of weight..... Can you post a picture of the water, so we can tell by the tile how level it is please?

    My pool weighs about 17 tonnes, and I'm using wooden railway sleepers that are nearly 8cm thick underneath the legs of my pool... The only way to level your pool properly is with a laser level and spirit level... Is there grass underneath your pool?
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Intex 12x24x52

    Dang.. I feel like a fool - I hadn't really grasped how heavy the pool is. :/

    We have pressure treated wood under each leg like the instruction manual said to.

    It's probably best to drain it and readjust the legs and supports under them. I want this to pool to be set up and to last, so it's best to just get it right this time, and play it safe. There is no way in heck those legs are being lifted up... they're too heavy. :/


    *edit* yeah, I'll get a picture of the water level in a bit. And yeah there's grass. Thanks!

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    Re: Intex 12x24x52

    With that much weight, I hate to say it but probably yes... Especially if you really want to get it right and leave it up.....
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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