Problems Installing 21' Above Ground Pool
My husband and I spent the entire Memorial Day weekend working on the area for our 21' above ground pool. We had no choice but to build up the area a little, but we used crushed limestone with sand on top.
We put patio blocks under the bottom plates that were in the areas built up. We leveled, leveled and checked with the level numerous times. Everything looked level.
So, we put the pool up and started filling it yesterday. It seemed like one side was going to be deeper, but not too bad so we kept filling it. My husband started filling it this morning and let it fill all day.
I came home from work and looked at it, and it looked very uneven. When I went around the back side of it, the area that is the deepest is actually leaning back. I told my husband to shut off the water and we needed to drain it.
Now I am at a loss...what do we do now??? The pool is an Aqua Leader Evasion round pool, it has mostly plastic parts (which break rather easily) I have already spent 100.00 on replacement parts. (We bought the pool used)
Do we have to completely empty the pool? I cannot afford a new liner. How can we possibly tell if the pool is level from one side to another when it is 21' across?
We thought we were doing so good, but in reality we did horrible!
Hi Amy. I have a couple of answers for you without more information and photos.
To measure how far off level a pool is you just need to measure from the top rail to the top of the water. Do this all the way around the pool. Hopefully you will find it all well within an inch of being level.
If it is not level, and you plan to make changes, you could chart the work that is needed by measuring at every upright and note it on paper.
You mentioned limestone and sand. Limestone is great if it is well packed. The sand should only be under the liner, not the pool frame. If the sand were spread out before the pool was installed that may have been your problem.