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My pool is not level by 2.5 inches. Will it

My pool is not level by 2.5 inches. Will it collapse or make it another month or so? We already took it down once to try to fix this problem - it must be settling to much on one end.

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Drain and move to level ground . or add sand on the low side to keep it level

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Hello I have i 18 foot by for foot deep above ground pool with the blow up ring. It is about 3 inches lower on one side. Well we got in it today with no problems of water coming over the ring. Well ...


above ground pools have to be erected on perfectly level ground. If you have one side 3 inches lower than the other then all the weight of the water is against that lower side and eventually the water will overcome the air pressure in the ring and it will collapse and let the water out especially if the ring has a small air leak and looses pressure. You are lucky that you do not have a pool with 4ft sides as the loosing water effect is remarkable and will wash away any thing in it's way. Use the water in the pool as a level and adjust the base ground so that the pool sits level all the way around.

Jun 17, 2013 | Intex Easy Set Pool 15x36

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////////////Detecting The Hole In A Leaking Pool Liner////////////


Pool liner has a hole in it....you keep adding water far too many times a week running up your water bills far to high....you call a pool guy and he recommends a "Diver" to call, when you call the diver you fall through the floor when he tells you the initial cost no matter whether he finds the leak or not.
This is what i have learned from the experts....had a pool diver come over and all he did was 'Nothing"...he charged me $400.00 took out and resealed my lights...broke my brick stones around the pool in various places due to his removal of the air tanks, talked a good line of balogna, took my check and left....left me $400.00 lighter in my wallet and no better off then I was before concerning my pool liner leak, he even told me after he came back to find it three times again that the leak was all in my mind and that the dropping of the water level was due to evaporation... this is all good fior someone who is new to a pool...but I have had this inground pool for 10 years prior to him telling me he usually always finds the leaks....he did not and tried to cover his inadequecies with a ration of bull stories...I was adding at least 2-3 hundred gallons of water everyday whether it was hot out or cold out, and this only started happening after about 10 years of owning the pool, in this case it didnot pay to have someone dive the pool because when you can see a real strong discoloration in your liner and the water level starts to drop all of a sudden every other day to at least 1/2-1.0 inches it is time to replace the liner.
If you have a newer then 8-10 year old liner by all means have it tested before you replace it, a cheap and inexpensive way to do this is to start at some point... I would first buy a $4.00 rubber plug to plug up the bottom drain....see if the water level drops...if it does problem is someplace else if it stops dropping the prblem is in the drain lines and that can be an expensive fix for an inground pool short of just leaving it plugged and never using the bottom drain feature again.
If the drain plugging doesn't fix the problem try blocking off the lines with plugs one at a time until you find the level stops dropping indicating which line is culprit, including the skimmers and please be sure you leave the filter off while doing these tests.
If none of the above finds the leaks get in the pool and being very still discharge a small puff of red food coloring under water around the light lense frames...trying to see if it gets sucked into a leaking area, also around the stair case if so equipped doing the same thing with the dye around the seams etc.
You may even find the filter is leaking at a joint causing the leak, or like i once found.... little under ground critters ate my skimmer lines... they punched pin holes into the rubber buried lines with there teeth...they were small moles, nocturnal like rodents that burrow under ground causing havoc on anything that is buried beneath the surface....I found this problem easily...the ground all of a sudden became wet and damp and eventually started to pool up with water for no apparnt reason...when I dug into the water pool I found a little gusher of water coming from the lines, these critters ate into the lines...had to cut them and couple them with a sleeve for the fix.

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My wife and i bought a 16 by 48 in. ultra frame intex pool. we had profesionals level the ground, we have a sandy base, and after filling our pool with water and the legs settled, the pool is approx. 2 in....


There won't be any structural problems and you will notice the difference more than anyone else. If you redo the pool next year it will help to set each leg on a patio brick so it won't settle.

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The metal poles seem to be tilting in twords the top it looks like its going to collapse. The pool is not to full...It is also not on a hill.


If your soil is sandy or loose the pole bases may be sinking and spreading outward. I have seen people use landscaping blocks or bricks underneath the bases to solve this.
And remember, even a couple inches of elevation change can unbalance one of these pools...not obvious to the eye over an 18 foot area, but obvious once you fill it.

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Crooked ''legs'' intex pool


Should be ok, it really depends on the angle, mine are prolly a few inchs off on some, but im not worried with mine. im pretty sure you will be ok.

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Spa draining into pool


check should be on spa return line from filter or heater. its 1 1/2 or 2 inch pvc

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Hi! I just filled a metal frame 12 X 3. It is unlevel by almost 6 inches. Will it collapse or just spill water on the high end? should I just remove some water to make the higher end lower? or do I need to...


"should I just remove some water to make the higher end lower" - Does that really make sense to you?

No matter how much water you have in the pool the bulk of it is going to go towards the lower side. It shouldn't collapse. Pools collapse due to winter damage, not to being unlevel, and you cannot leave that pool up over the winter or it will pop.

Jul 03, 2009 | Intex Frame Set 12 ft x 30 in Pool with...

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Lopsided 18x4 intex round easy set pool


I started out with easy set pools a few years ago and finally gave up and went to their steel supported ones.

I have put up over 20 above ground Intex pools and have learned a few things in the process:

A: The larger the pool with the air ring at the top the more difficult it is to fill to its maximum potential.

B: Eventually the pool is going to collapse with people in it, especially if someone leans over the edge with their arms on it which is a perfectly natural thing to do.

C: It is virtually impossible to get an area beneath the pool level without scraping the ground and measuring it with, in your case, at least a 16' long 2"x4" on its edge with a level on it.

D: Trying to build up the ground on one side with sand will eventually result in collapse of the pool.

E: There is a type of stiff styrofoam ring that you can buy in sections to go around the bottom of the pools, but that will also result in collapse unless it is used for what it was developed, and that is a rigid wall pool.

F: Out of the three types of pools that Intex sell, the easy up with the air ring (the worst), the steel supported all the way around (next worse). and the rigid side, only the rigid side is forgiving to a tiny degree where unlevel ground is concerned.

For your size of pool everything must be exact and completely level or at one point it will collapse. There is little more discouraging than seeing all those gallons of water run out onto the grass. Once the water goes over the edge, no amount of people can prevent the collapse.

Finally I have learned that, with above ground pools, you get exactly what you pay for. My 5th above ground Intex pool was the best, but even with the ring around the edge at the bottom and the rigid side, I was still wasting my money unless the ground was aboslutely level. You just have to cut away the dirt until the level shows no angle.

I wish you all the luck. If you feel a desire, I have 5 Intex pools in my barn I will give to you if you pay the freight. Each was a dissapointment and a waste of time, energy, and above all, money.

I finally spent about $750 on one, had a professional crew level the ground, and it stays up through the winters even.

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Pool pump will not fill back up


It sounds like you are sucking air into the pump. Make sure strainer baskets and pump baskets are clear, and the valves are in the right position. Also check the water level in the pool, and make sure that the pump is not sucking the skimmer dry. Next try lubricating the gasket on the pump lid, or if it is in bad shape (flattened/cracking) replace it. If this does not solve the problem put silicone around the inlet to the pump (silicone is a temporary fix that could last days or months--for best results replumb with teflon tape and sealant). If all that fails you could have debris stuck in the impeller.

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Jenn-Air freezer leak


Apparently it is the drain behind the freezer panel on the inside and it is blocked. It needs to be unblocked and cleaned. You remove the food and the rear panel on the inside of the freezer. With a hair dryer (carefully) remove all ice build up and then unblock the drain line going to the pan under the refrigerator. The drain line can be cleaned with bi-carb and hot water (not boiling).

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