Creaking/unlevel Bestway pool

Barbara_C

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Aug 1, 2020
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2 days ago I installed a Bestway power steel AGP (13',3"x6'7"x39,4") on foam floor mats on our paved patio. After my son and I put it together, I checked if it was level on the top frame and (I thought) it was. After filling halfway I checked the water level and is was about 0,5 inch off max. So I thought it was OK, until I noticed a creaking sound on 1 side when I was in the pool yesterday. It appears that the patio itself isn't level (bumpy? I'm not sure if this is the correct word). I checked and put the (2 meter long) level on the top of the frame and it appears quite level but I now see it's not touching the frame in the middle. I can see there's more pressure on the liner there. Would it be possible to leave it up for a month or is there a high risk the frame or liner won't hold? I'll attach some pictures (the pictures with the tape measureIMG_20200801_080954.jpg are in centimeters not inches) Thanks in advance for your advice.IMG_20200801_081253.jpg
 

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kimkats

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What does the water line look like? That is the telling part really.

Most patios have a slight slope to them to help drain any water from them.

The sound you are hearing is VERY normal for those pools. If your water line is with in 1" on all sides you are good to go!
 
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Barbara_C

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What does the water line look like? That is the telling part really.

Most patios have a slight slope to them to help drain any water from them.

The sound you are hearing is VERY normal for those pools. If your water line is with in 1" on all sides you are good to go!
Thank you so much for your reply. I'm almost reassured 🙂. The water line looks good and is within 0,5 inch. But I can still see more pressure to the liner. The liner is pressing against the 2 U-stands more there (the stands are visible in the liner inside the pool, whereas anywhere else they're not) and I can feel that the connection between the 2 bars isn't exactly even. There seems to be sagging in my patio right there, so the left side is higher than the right side. The bar is making just a tiny little bit of a v-shape at the connection. The liner seems to be lifted there just a little bit there too. And the water level is 0,4-0,5" off exactly there. Considering this, do I still have nothing to worry about? I have a small yard and I'm afraid someone will get injured or to flood my neighbors yard and basement.
 

kimkats

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That is to be expected when you put a pool on a poured deck. It is that slight slope I talked about. It should be just fine! There will be some slight movement and noises as it is a soft sided pool. NO big deal!
 
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