Tips for Leveling Above the Ground Pools

by Pool Builders on 12-11-2011 in Articles

Are you planning to have an above ground pool? Setting up an above ground pool is indeed a difficult task. Many times, above ground pool owners realize that the pool is not leveled properly. However, this realization occurs when the pool has been set up and filled completely with water.

It is possible that the ground was not level to begin with. Sometimes the pool also might appear level until it is filled completely with water. Do not worry as there are simple ways in which you can ensure that above ground pools are level. You can implement the given tips to fix the problem if you already have filled the pool with water.

Widen a pool net pole

This is the first step you need to follow while leveling the pool. Stretch a pool net pool and stretch it across the swimming pool. Take a 'level' and then place it on the pole. In this way you will know if the pole is in level. It is important that you move the level around the pool so that you will know if it is level or not throughout the edge of the pool. This will also help you to find out the uneven places around the pool.

Slowly, you need to lift the pole's end till you are sure that the bubbles on the level are in level. Place the pole firmly and gauge the overall distance between the top part of the pole and the pole. Note down this number on a piece of paper. This will help you to know how to raise the pool's side to level it.

How to correct the problem?

Carefully, slip the garden shovel under the pool's frame tracking. Do not push it as it can damage the lining. Gently, lower the garden spade shovel and keep it on the ground till you get the desired level height. Hold the spade shovel in place in this position.

Scoop up the sand using the shovel and throw it at the base of the swimming pool. You will require the help of another person for this particular task. You can also avail the services of an expert for this particular task. Still using the wall for support, pack the sand under the wall till it is filled completely.

You should then lift the garden spade shovel up and slowly to lower the pool wall. It is possible that the level is still not correct. In this case, you will have to add more sand around the swimming pool to correct the level. You can also seek the services of an expert if you find the entire process difficult.

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