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    Unlevel pool 488cm (16 ft)

    Hi,
    This will be my second year with my intex pool 488cm x 122cm (16'x48'').
    Last year it was unlevel about 4,5cm (should be about 1,77 inches, sorry I'm from Europe ,we use cm ;-D )
    The ground it's very strong (no sand) and it didn't move at all.
    Now after winter I measure the water level and it's the same about 4,5cm difference, so
    things didn't went worst in one year, and I suppose will remain the same.
    Question: is there some point to empty the pool and level the ground or I can be safe and quite like this?
    I think everything it's fine....but some suggestion would be good!
    I add pictures of last year:first pic is the side where the water is more "low" (so high floor level)...where is ladder is more deep water (low floor level)
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    Re: Unlevel pool 488cm (16 ft)

    We recommend no more than one inch out of level from lowest to highest point.
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    Re: Unlevel pool 488cm (16 ft)

    On a 16ft pool 4.5 cm is a lot to be out of level. You are putting a lot of added stress on that side of the pool. No more than 2.5 cm out of level is recommended. Less than 1 cm is ideal.
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    Re: Unlevel pool 488cm (16 ft)

    Thanks for your messages!
    So it seems that you suggest to level the ground....
    I was planning to don't do it, as last year I made all the season with that difference (4,5 cm)
    and now after one year I see that swimming pool didn't sink nowhere, so I was hoping to don't do the job.
    But if you think it's worth to do, I suppose I have to do it!

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    Re: Unlevel pool 488cm (16 ft)

    Your pool looks pretty level form the picture, but if it is out more than 1" (2.5cm) you run the risk of failure. You are looking at over 40,000 lbs (sorry, 18,000 kg) of water. I wouldn't risk it. Better to be safe than sorry.
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