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    leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    Hi

    My name is Gwen (34 - male) from Belgium (europe)

    I have a question regarding leveling my patio to install my ultra frame intex pool. (2mx4m)Intex 13ft 1" X 6ft 6" X 39"

    I'm currently in a rental house with a big patio.Last year i had an easy set 366cm.This began to roll over at the end of summer.

    what can i do to level my patio (not permanently)?




    thank you very much for any advice

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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    Welcome to the forum. Gravel about 1/4" in diameter works in most situations. How far out of level are you?
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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    2 inches over 13 feet

    6cm drop over 4 meters



    i'm thinking maybe a kind of wooden platform to make up for the difference in heigth?

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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    You could probably, safely use sand on that side.
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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    I heard of one user that used paper to level his patio for an EasySet (bag) pool. I believe he used old newsprint on top of tarp. I don't know how well it will work for a pool of that size as it has legs.

    A wood deck would need to be engineered/designed for the weight of the pool (6836 kg or 15,000 pounds, plus swimmers) and it would need to not sag, or rot.
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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    I think a simple sandbox would work...2x4 lumber (or the equivalent size in Belgium) would be high enough. Just make a rectangle a little bit larger than the pool, then level the sand or gravel inside that box.
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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    I would use a few sheets of plywood and some sand

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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    thank you very much for the advice guys

    i'm going for the sandbox...

    i'll posts some pics when it's finished

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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    I nearly went for that pool.
    Please post lots of pics
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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    In regards to leveling the deck like you asked, just shim under the deck posts as required with blocks of wood. Lift the deck up with a small hydraulic jack where required, and place shim either under the post, or between the deck and the post. You will have to use thinner shims closer to the end of the deck from where the lowest end is as you go along to the higher end. Actually fairly simple to do. Just place level on deck, lift until level and you can see the shim thickness you require for all the posts required.
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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

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    2000 pounds of sand and i need a little more

    The Wooden box is level with a sort of garden cloth that can let water through ) inside filled with sand so it's easy to level.

    This weekend of next week i will install pool

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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    here it is



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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    That sure looks nice! Good job!

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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

    Thx!

    I'm using a Sandpro 20ES (here sold under the "Oceanblue" brandname)



    with integrated

    and uv filtration


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    Re: leveling ultra frame pool on patio

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