Sinking Poles On My Intex Metal Frame Pool
(Royal Oak, MI)
How do I fix the sinking poles on my 15' x 4' Intex metal frame pool. The dirt/sand has washed out on one side, due to recent excessive rain. The sinking poles are about 2" into the ground as of this morning. The poles on the higher side are no long touching the ground. (I want to think I am lucky that the lower side is the filter side.)
The sinking started about 3 days ago when the rain started. To give a little history, since our yard is on a large grade to begin with, we took the time this year to build the lower side slightly higher than what would be level, after noting some settling in recent years in areas where dirt was added and impossible to pack as dense as the higher part of the yard.
With that being said, I feel our efforts were not appreciated, due to the current status of our pool. I am very concerned and would like to avoid having to drain it completely. Its the 4th of July and I'd like to spend my one day off enjoying the pool with my kids. Suggestions are GREATLY appreciated!
Hi Angie. All your support posts should be sitting on patio blocks. Once you do that will pool will not be sinking anymore.
You might be able to install some temporary wedges under some of the uprights to get you through the season.
When it comes time to set it up again, re-level the area and use blocks under the posts.