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Question DetailsAsked on 7/17/2017

entex above ground pool to be leveled and put up 15x33

we leveled we thought but still not right pool fills to one side we have had it need someone to get it level and fill pool correctly

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Pool and Spa Service would be your best bet - because you have to be sure that the bottom liner is not stretched and torn free of the sides or mounting ring (if a separate ring). In many cases, the pool would have to be taken out, the ground releveled and compacted, protective sand layer reestablished, then the pool rebuilt on the pad.

I would guess you either did not compact the fill, did not extend the pad far enough beyond the edge of the pool on the fill side(s), or used base fill which was not free-draining and clay-free so it softened and lost bearing capacity from splashing, leakage, or rain. The fill under the pool should be compacted crushed stone if your native soil isnot compact and free-draining and basically clay free, and the fill portion of the pad should extend beyond the edge of the framing twice as far as it is thick at the frame before it starts sloping off. Putting the pool right at the edge of the pad or not highly compacting the pad or making the pad slope off the edge too steep are very common mistakes - then the weight of the water in the pool pushes the pad fill down and it spreads out laterally under the load because of the lack of lateral restraint, causing a tilting pool. Of course, soft soil under it or lack of compaction also can result in consolidation of the pad fill, resulting in a tipping pool.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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