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    New pool set up...

    We set up our new Intex 22ft pool. We started filling it with water and now there is 3" of water on one side, 1.5" in the middle, and very little water on the other side. Before we continue filling it up should we first relevel the ground under the pool?

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    Re: New pool set up...

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    Start over and level the ground by digging down. Must be within 1 inch.
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    Re: New pool set up...

    I see you are asking above leveling, so this may seem way down the road for you, but .......

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    Re: New pool set up...

    Break out the Motrin. I see some shovelling in your future.

    One of my favorite discussions on it.
    I need advice on leveling my ground.
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    Re: New pool set up...

    Ok we took the pool down...waited for all the rain to finally clear out...releveled the ground, put the pool back up, started filling it. As it filled up it was no more than 1" off all the way around. But now that it's 3/4 the way full it's all of a sudden 3.5" off on the high end. Should we continue or once again take it down and relevel it again?

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    Re: New pool set up...

    If the ground is soft (you said it rained) then of course the pool is going to sink into the dirt/mud.

    You may need to use pavers to prevent it from sinking.
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