Help! I think we are in TROUBLE!

Poolnewbie144

Member
Jul 2, 2020
21
Littleton, CO
Help please! Husband leveled wood to the level of foam boards under the liner. Then started filling pool last night. He knew he had to keep pulling the legs out to tight... but it doesn't look like he pull them out straight 😬The straps are not straight on the of the bars. The main concern I have is the pressure the straps will place on the legs because they are not straight. Some of the straps are only pulling/tight on part of the legs and gapping on the rest. I think we need to drain and start over, he thinks I'm over reacting and it will all be fine. Please help me determine if I'm crazy, or we need to drain and fix immediately. Included are pictures of how the bottom support strap is not evenly spaced on the bottom of the legs. INTEX 32x16x52 ultra frame 15951728850086645104653937664510.jpg15951729555611879486423732544829.jpg15951729747867725905588670178055.jpg1595173042299402043601655423695.jpg
 
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sammckin

Bronze Supporter
May 9, 2019
407
WV
Is that all the water that is in the pool still? If so, you shouldn't have to drain too much to make the legs manageable to move. It looks pretty good other than the legs needing a little adjustment.
 

Poolnewbie144

Member
Jul 2, 2020
21
Littleton, CO
Is that all the water that is in the pool still? If so, you shouldn't have to drain too much to make the legs manageable to move. It looks pretty good other than the legs needing a little adjustment.
(It took like 8 hours for that amount of water. It is a 32'x16'x52", so huge.) So like drain enough that we can move the legs and straps to straight and refill?
 

Poolnewbie144

Member
Jul 2, 2020
21
Littleton, CO
You might get a level and see how plumb your legs are. Do you have wrinkles in the liner on the floor?
Plum? If the ground is level and the wood is level they should be good right? We do have wrinkles in the pool, it was waaay too heavy to get those out even without water in there. This pool is 32feet by 16feet and 52 inches high, the liner weighs a ton.
 

Poolnewbie144

Member
Jul 2, 2020
21
Littleton, CO
We are trying to drain the thing, completely (too heavy otherwise) taking ages. Does anyone know what kind of pipe/tubing to use from the back of the sand filter where it says drain? Going to use the pump to suck the water out to waste.
 

sammckin

Bronze Supporter
May 9, 2019
407
WV
Plum? If the ground is level and the wood is level they should be good right? We do have wrinkles in the pool, it was waaay too heavy to get those out even without water in there. This pool is 32feet by 16feet and 52 inches high, the liner weighs a ton.
Plumb as in straight. You'll have to get in the pool and work the wrinkles out with your feet once you get an inch or 2 of water in it. The you need to be vigilant about tending to the legs as it fills, at least until they is enough water in the pool to hold everything in place.

For the back wash hose you can use an adapter and a flat hose. Like the one in the pic. Or just clamp the hose right onto the port if you can't wait for the adapter, hose can be found at most big box stores.
 

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