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    New Intex owner leveling 2 inches off

    Good morning. We purchased a 14x42 pro series and put it up the beginning of June, thought it was level but we were mistaken. Setup 1 we were 6 inches off, emptied added more sand, moved we were 4 inched off. Setup 3 we tilled a 16 foot circled leveled as well as we could layer of gorilla liner then moved again. No wrinkles we are about half full and its looking about 2 inches off. Any suggestions? I do not want to drain and move it again. We have company coming next week and I am running out of time. Almost ready to throw in the towel.
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    Re: New Intex owner leveling 2 inches off

    I have an 18' Intex pool that is not level. It is probably 2.5 to 3 inches low on one side. When we first set it up 3 years ago it was only off about 1.75 inches. however since it always splashes out on the low side, It has settled over there and made it lower. However the pool is still standing being that far off. It has stood for 3 years like that. If you want it perfectly level the only thing you can do is drain and level.
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    Re: New Intex owner leveling 2 inches off

    I just checked again and its looking more unlevel. I just want it to be safe. I have heard that it could buckle under the pressure.
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    Re: New Intex owner leveling 2 inches off

    Anything over 1" and you are taking a chance of catastrophic failure. I'm not saying it will happen... just that it could happen. I wasn't willing to take the chance with ours.
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    Re: New Intex owner leveling 2 inches off

    Okay I am posting a picture to see what everybody thinks
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    Re: New Intex owner leveling 2 inches off

    The area where the skimmer is seems lowest. If I raised the poles do you think that would be enough? Ignore the green. Have had a bunch of rain
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    Re: New Intex owner leveling 2 inches off

    Speaking from experience JUST raising the poles wont do it. I have an 18' round that is worse than that and it is still standing after 3 years. But if you have the labor to fix it than it would be worth doing right.
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