Newly installed Coleman Vista Series II AG pool —- Am I just paranoid, or should I reinstall?


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May 5, 2020
Orlando, FL
I am a first time pool owner here. I went to Wal-Mart and found a, 18’ x 48” Coleman pool. Though I probably could have done better, the ground is fairly level. It appears to be below the 2” out of level threshold I have heard of. I measured the water depth this morning and the biggest difference is about 2 inches.

My main concern is the higher side. There is evidence the support leg on that end has been pushed back a little due to the weight of the water pushing on it. Also, the leg next to it is slightly crooked. I also didn’t end up putting pavers under the legs because I was worried the liner would brush up against the pavers and there would be a puncture risk. If I could do it all over again, I would have spent a little more time digging out the high side and I would have put pavers under the legs flush with the ground level.

Do you think, based on the pictures, it looks satisfactory, or is there something alarming that would indicate a reinstall would be in order here? Thanks for your help.


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Welcome to TFP! :wave: Well hutch, hindsight is definitely 20/20. I have sure used that line a few times. In your case, the pool doesn't look all that bad at first glance. I see a small out-of-level indication in the pics, but believe you more when you say it's 2 inches. We generally try to keep the level within one inch. I know that doesn't help your situation, but that's our comfort zone. The pavers are pretty significant. Lots of pressure on those posts, and if you get any substantial rain, they may begin to move on you. If the pool ruptures, it may not be a big deal if the water rushes out away from the fence or home, but if children are in there it could be significant. I'd be inclined to make corrections now. Just chalk it up to a learning experience for peace of mind, but perhaps other AGP owners will have other ideas. Thanks for using the forum!
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