Very Very stupid question....

clambert1273

Gold Supporter
Jun 13, 2013
673
Gilbert, AZ
but you had to look anyway :mrgreen:


In my determination to get my pool right and fixed (you can see my thread in signature). I have determined I am missing a couple of the plastic footings on the legs (of course I am). While I finally located a replacement part from Intex for it - there is no telling when they will arrive - and let's just say my patience is limited. I am going to look around the yard/shed and in the ground to see if I can locate them but if I can't - would these little things be detrimental on a couple of legs?

I am just curious .
 

Dtmos01

Well-known member
May 16, 2013
74
Janesville WI
Just my opinion but I would be careful not using them. I think that they are designed to help spread the initial load from the leg to a more stable foot print. If you just put the leg down look at the surface area of the leg that will be taking the initial load of the pool. You are talking maybe a quarter in square tube wall that will be taking that large amount of weight vs. the plastic foot that the leg is supposed to sit in. I could be wrong???
 

clambert1273

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Jun 13, 2013
673
Gilbert, AZ
I don't know either lol They will be on pavers and I was trying to see if I could tell how thick they were and maybe slide something under there... just my luck.. I lose the dang things...
 

Charlie_R

TFP Expert
May 8, 2013
2,156
Mexico, MO
Temporarily, you can place a short block of 1' x 4" wood under the two legs that are missing the feet. When the new feet arrive, you can use a jack to raise the leg just enough to remove the wood, and put the foot under it. Your pool will be very slightly out of level until you replace the feet.
 

TXMom

Member
May 11, 2012
11
Not a stupid question.

I used wood blocks under the legs of my pool. Didn't bother ordering replacements when they became available because the wood works fine.
 

john redcorn

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2013
64
B.A. Okla.
I have wood feet on my 18' summer escapes, the plastic ones kept breaking.

I cut 5" sections of 2x4 and used a 1" spade-bit to drill a few 1/2" deep holes to make a rough oval shape for the leg to sit in.