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Thread: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

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    Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    Hello, my daughter decided (well insisted) on spending her birthday money on this pool. We had to do a lot of levelling and well, I'm not quite sure if it is level enough. It seems close, but when I measure maybe about 2" out now that it has settled. What do you pro's think? We dug, tampered, checked with a level (not a laser). This is how we ended up. I am unsure about the far side across from the pump and skimmer. Will try to attach pics, sorry, this is my first post here. Hope this works....and thanks so much for taking a look.















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    Re: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    Typically, here at TFP you find the recommended tolerance for leveling is 1 inch. Yours appears to be a bit more than that from the pics. It's certainly your call as to whether or not you chose to drain and re-level, but we have to always be cautious to remind pool owners of safety issues first. "If" that low end ever gave-way due to the additional pressure on that slow side, it would throw a lot of water out at once and could possibly injure anyone nearby. Some people may chose to ride it out for a bit and see if they can make it through the season "as-is", then re-do it next year. But again, it's your call.
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    Re: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    Yes, I have measured and it is about 2" out on the one side. Darn it! What a lot of work too, we had roots that had to be removed that were running all under the grass we pulled up that are growing over from the neighbours big hedges.

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    Re: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    Well, if it makes you feel any better, we see many posts here at TFP where owners have gone through the same thing, so you're certainly not alone. Whether it's leveling, the vinyl had too many wrinkles, moist ground, or a bad support post, etc, many have had to re-do their set-up. Totally understand the disappointment. But again it's your call. All we can do is advise you of the situation. We just want to see pool owners have a safe and enjoyable swimming season.
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    Re: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    Absolutely! I have three kiddos that will be swimming in it all summer long.

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    Re: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    Id definitely ride out the season on that. Doesnt look bad at all, mine was worse than that last year, rode it out for the season and this year I re-leveled it and its still not perfect
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    Re: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    I too had one out of level at first, closer to 3". It eventually collapsed after 3 years, but rust contributed greatly to that too.

    You'll make it through the summer, provided it doesn't get any worse. But take it down at the end of the season and level it up right before next year. You'll be glad you did.

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    Re: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    There is zero chance of that pool collapsing. It is close enough. It just doesn't look good.

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    Re: Just setup Hydroforce 16' x 48"...is it level enough?

    Your border line on the having to redo it. Just keep an eye on it, if it gets worse you will have to fix it. If your lucky, it's settled as much as it will.
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