Hello TFP pros,
We purchased a house last year that came along with a 24' agp. We were told that the pool was put up in 2012. This is our second season with it and I'm concerned about the pool not being level. We noticed the water line being slightly off last year and thought nothing of it. In fact, if I hadn't stumbled on a few posts regarding the matter I would still be ignorant to the potential dangers of a pool that isn't level. I had just chalked it up to the grading of our yard.
Here is the situation:
The pool is anywhere from 2-3" higher as it meets the deck that surrounds half of the pool. The pool is 48" deep. as you can see in the pictures, the pool is partially buried to match the grade of the yard and to be flush with the deck. The part of the pool that would be considered lowest (with the highest water line) is buried approximately 7" deeper than the highest point. Again, this has worked out to about 3" difference in water level (measure from the top rail to the water) on the opposite side.
So, how concerning is this? I've seen varying opinions that 1-2" is acceptable, and potentially more if it is reinforced on the low side. I see no evidence of bulging and the pool walls all seem straight and sound. I'm not sure if the previous owner installed himself or if a builder did this.
I appreciate any input!