Well, the pool is working well as far as water balanced, etc, but this weekend we've had some fun trying to get the entry ladder and in-pool steps assembled. Well, the assembly is actually easy - up to the point where we put a wheelbarrow-full of sand in the in-pool steps and lift them into the pool, let the air bubbles out as it fills with water, and then watch as it drifts about merrily.
The instructions say to put 40 lbs of sand in the openings, and the openings are filled to the brim with the leftover sand from the pool install. The first attempt we only put about 10 lbs of sand in, but the second attempt we filled it completely up. Right now, a water-filled cooler on the top step is keeping it from drifting, but obviously that won't work longterm! We haven't attached the ladder and rails yet - will that help, or hurt, our cause? Is there something we could use to weigh the steps down on the bottom of the pool?
About ready to say forget it, and announce only those with strength and fortitude enough to lift themselves bodily from the water will be allowed into the pool