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Thread: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

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    Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    Hi all- new here! We bought a beautiful handme down pool, got it up the weekend and we are having some ground issue. We think we hit a spring when we dug the ground down 16" to level the land. Now we have a moat around the pool that keeps filling.

    What's the best solution for this?? Husband has gone to buy a pipe with holes for drainage- will this help?? Any other ideas??

    I'll try and post some pictures...

    Thanks!
    Wendee

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    Re: Above ground moat?!?! 30'x54"

    Welcome to TFP!

    Your photo link is to your private album, so I can't see it.

    Any chance it is a sprinkler line or something similar?
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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    The album is still private.
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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    Ok should work now

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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    If you have a "downhill" side to drain it to then the drain field pipe should help. I would be concerned though, looking at this picture, that there is a spring this close to the surface and you would have not known it was there.



    Is that upright on the left side crooked or is it just a photo trick?
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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    Was the water there before you began filling the pool?

    By the way, wonderful view!
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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    Hi, I have a few questions for you. Do you get your water from a well? Have you had a lot of rain lately? How far is the house from the pool? Do you see water bubbling up anywhere? Do you have a septic system? Did you reuse the liner or buy a new one?
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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    Well it's been raining a bunch- so...... But that water filled up last night! Husband has a drain pipe going in to slope around to the east side.

    I don't know why that support looks crocked! It isn't though!!

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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    No well water- septic is way to the north of the pool- (left), we were worried about it being the leach field but the liquid isn't slimy or dark or stinky. It has rained off and on during the past 2 weeks of us getting the ground ready. It's roughly 40 feet from the back of our deck. We used fill sand and then silt on top.

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    New liner!

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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    That doesnt look like pavers or blocks under the track, what did you use?
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    Re: Above ground 30'x54" and moat prob

    We did use pavers and set them flush with the leveled ground- each post sits on a paver. There are 20 of them.

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