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    Intex 18x48 Easy Set Pool

    I have just set up an Intex 18x48 Easy Set Pool. I had water delivered and it is now leaning. I understand that the ground has to be level but my yard is flat. I went to see if the maybe the rim needs more air and it did...because I paid for the water delivery emptying the pool is not an option. Is there a way to rectify this without draining? HELP!!!!
    29K gal. 20'X40', 3.5'X8', IG (concrete w/Diamond Brite), Hayward S244T, Jacuzzi 1.5hp., built circa 1968

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    Re: Intex 18x48 Easy Set Pool

    How much out of level is it?
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    Re: Intex 18x48 Easy Set Pool

    Im new at this but if I go the the other side of the pool and lift the rim its about 6-8 inches off
    29K gal. 20'X40', 3.5'X8', IG (concrete w/Diamond Brite), Hayward S244T, Jacuzzi 1.5hp., built circa 1968

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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Intex 18x48 Easy Set Pool

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    Re: Intex 18x48 Easy Set Pool

    I haven't had an easy set for a long time, but maybe you will just lose some depth and not really have a structural issue. Hopefully someone will chime in with more wisdom on that style pool. If you do need to fix it i think you would need to drain. In that event, buy one of the many used pools on craigslist and set it up and pup your water into it. After fixing the issue, pump it back into your pool and re-sell the craigslist one. Good luck.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Intex 18x48 Easy Set Pool

    When I had my small 12'X30" ring pool, it was on unlevel ground maybe about 2 inches. The ring is basically self leveling with the the low side sidwall bulging out more iirc. Problem was, when I filled it up pretty high and then if we had a cold night, I would wake up and something like half my water work be gone. I experimented with this and surmised that as the air in the ring cooled it contracted and the ring had less buoyancy and a smaller diameter so the already high water was able to crest over my low side...and if you have ever seen this happen on a ring pool once it starts it doesn't stop for awhile.

    I would think keeping the water level lower would work (and worked for me). I definitely wouldn't want the low side facing something that shouldn't see a large amount of water coming at it quickly (like a basement window).
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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