15" pool on a slope?

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15" pool on a slope?

Postby Adz » Mon 28 Jul, 2008 08:52


I rencently bought a 15" above ground pool, we went to set it up the other day and found it was on a slope (about 6' difference at the worst), its an intex frame pool (bought from ebay in the uk).

What I'd like to know, is it safe to have the pool on a slope like this? Im guessing its not, so also, what are the best options for levelling ground underneath?

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Postby TandemKids » Sat 02 Aug, 2008 21:00


I finished leveling up the spot for my 24' pool and sat it up last weekend. My instruction book said no more than 1" out of level because the water will put more pressure on the low side and may cause the pool to collapse.

My yard was about 14" out of level. It took me 3 days of hard work to get it level by using a rototiller, shovel, and wheelbarrow. I removed dirt from one side and moved it to the other. I then rented a jumping jack compactor and after getting close to the correct amount of moisture in the soil, I compacted it in. I'm fairly pleased with the way it turned out.


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