I have read similar questions that you have answered but we are all looking for assurance or guidance. I just bought my first pool ever. I painstakingly dug the ground level by hand, buried and leveled my patio blocks, and me and my friends installed the pool. We thought we had it close to round, but as the install progressed and closing the gap of the wall, I suppose it became off round. We actually had to trim the last top rail an inch to get it to fit.
All that said, the water has been filling and is now 17" deep on one end and 15" on the other. So 2" deep in level. From water to top rail though, it is only 1 3/4 inches. The liner is holding fine.
The pool looks round and looks stable, however, I noticed a couple uprights leaning either in or out. I know this is due to the roundness being off and the patio blocks being either higher or lower than the others. One of the bottom cuffs is hovering slightly above the patio black (very small gap).
I am attaching photos of the leaning posts.
My question is, do you think we are ok to leave as is with no problems? This thing went up with blood, sweat, and tears and I don't know if I could handle trying it again. One thing to note is that the deeper end is on the skimmer side, so hoping that helps.
Hi James The installation does not look that bad, from what I can see. It is important to keep an eye out for any changes. If it does not appear to be moving or settling in any way, that's a good thing.
Keep in mind also that the more dirt you can pack around the pool the safer it is. A pool 2' in the ground can be 6" off level and not be in danger of collapsing.
So keep a close eye on it and pack it in good.
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