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    I need some advice!

    Do I drain it or is there some other way to level it

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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Re: I need some advice!

    Sorry...gonna have to drain that rascal. Dig down the high spots rather than building up the low areas to get it level. Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: I need some advice!

    Gosh, it's always one spot to ruin the whole deal huh?

    As Woody mentioned, you're going to have to take it down and start at the lowest end and remove the dirt so you're on virgin soil. Adding dirt will not fix the problem.
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    Re: I need some advice!


    Sorry your first post is such a downer, but what they say is the unfortunate truth. For leveling, check out this thread for ideas:

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    Re: I need some advice!

    I am in agreement. you have some leveling to do. I speak from experience and with sorrow in my heart for the task in front of you. HOWEVER once you get that leveling done AND you follow the TFP practices. You WILL have many wonderful swim seasons in front of you.. Kids giggling and splashing. Adults smiling and chasing.. Good times are in front of you, invest in the leveling and have the GOOD Life!!!! Good Luck...
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    Baltimore, MD

    Re: I need some advice!

    I am sure the linked thread recommends this but make sure to place paving stones, flush with the soil, under the support bars of the pool or they will likely sink over time.

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