Hey everyone. Been browsing the forums and reading a lot of helpful info as a first time pool owner.
I just purchased and set up a Summer Escapes brand 16"x48" metal frame pool. We measured the ground prior to setup and knew that it was slightly off level, but thought we would be fine. After filling the pool to its minimum water level, we realized it was about 2.5" off from lowest to highest water level. I've browsed the forums and I understand that this is too much, but I'd like to hear some input from people who have actually left a pool out of level. By looking at the pool, it appears fine, other that the obvious water line being slanted...it doesn't appear to be leaning at all.
What are the chances of this thing collapsing? I'm not concerned about anyone being hurt (just my wife and I use it), I would just rather not have 5k gallons of water in my small yard. I keep reading that I should drain it, but I don't see any horror stories out there...just cautious people. If I need to drain it, I will, but I would prefer not to if it will get me by for 3 months until in a level the ground for next season.
Anyone out there who's used these pools 2-3" off level without problems?