We are the new owners of a 12x24x52 Intex rectangular pool and we are pretty stoked about finally having a means to cool off and being able to let the kids go out back to swim instead of worrying about taking them to the neighborhood or my parent's pool.
I spent a good bit of time getting the ground ready, which was actually the hardest part. Anyway, we finally got the pool up this Sunday.
I would like to say that my dad and I found the DVD hilarious on the setup. It shows two small in stature women easily just throw this thing up. Nothing against women, I would have thought the same thing if it was two men. However, it was actually a bear getting the support poles latched in. Holding the 24" beam up to let him snap in was a pain especially the one side that kept turning inside the liner so the holes wouldn't line up.
Anyway, it is up and full now. Three of the corners are pretty much dead on and one is about 1 - 1.5" lower than the rest. I have been reading and it seems to be within an acceptable range. Should we be ok? I will look at leveling it up more next season. Though not looking forward to taking it down and putting back up. May look into a more permanent pool in the next couple years. Also, has anyone tried to jack up one of the support legs that had the paver kick out some? It is just a little bit, but bugs me some.
Also, We bought the Salt Water System and I am working on getting the numbers up to where they should be. I added some PH plus and some stuff to bump up the chlorine some as it was very low. I still have to get the stabilizer numbers up as they were very low. How long does it take the system to start maintaining the chlorine?
I am glad I found this site, so much information in the school and the threads. A little overwhelming to say the least.