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    Leveling ground

    Putting up a 16x48 and the area is hard packed rock and gravel. Is there an easier way to level the ground without digging it all up?

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    Re: Leveling ground

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    The pool should be level to within 1" and you should dig down the high side. Unless you have the equipment and know how to properly pack anything you build up.
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    Re: Leveling ground

    Thanks, just a pain in the butt trying to dig out the hard pack rock and gravel.

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    Re: Leveling ground

    Rent a jackhammer, that's what I did. And, yes, definitely dig down to level. You will thank yourself
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    Re: Leveling ground

    Here's my solution for my 16x48. Been up 4 years now, with no problems.

    Dimension at the ground for Intex 16' Ultra frame pool.
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    Re: Leveling ground

    I did that as well for the first 4 years, no problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffchap View Post
    Here's my solution for my 16x48. Been up 4 years now, with no problems.

    Dimension at the ground for Intex 16' Ultra frame pool.
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