The tiles lines or pattern liners on your above ground pool can let you know if your pool is level or uneven. You cannot know if your pool is irregular by looking at the water level because water usually levels out.
An off pool looks bad and caves in when you fill it with water. There are times when such a facility gives out and get destroyed.
This article gives the solution of how to level a pool that is already filled with water.
How Level Should an Above Ground Pool Be?
First, you need to realize that a swimming pool cannot be 100% level even when installed by a qualified installer. We aim to get close to perfection as possible.
You should feel satisfied if your pool gets to about 1/8-inch off or ¼-ich off for an oval model.
One Inch Off?
A pool that is one inch off can let you swim without any problem. However, people can notice it is uneven by just looking at it, and it often splashes water out when swimmers jump into the pool.
That means you need to add water regularly to keep it filled.
Two Inches Off?
If your pool is off by 2-inch or more, that can be a serious problem. The water always finds a way to level out, and that means putting pressure on the lower side.
That side begins to collapse since the pool was made to hold water evenly. It could be hours, days, or weeks before your pool collapses, depending on the amount of water inside.
Leveling Uneven Above Ground Pool
Leveling a pool with water can be a challenging task. Some people even drain the water, disassemble the pool, and then reinstall it on level ground.
It is crucial to use the right tools when installing your pool and to double-check the ground’s level.
However, there is a way you can level it without draining the water. It is a hard job that requires two people to complete efficiently.
Remember that you want to distribute the pressure or weight evenly. You also need to wear the right clothes because you will handle rough materials.
Here are the things you will need:
- Work gloves
The gloves should provide you with the perfect grip while shielding your hands from the rough material.
Now you can start the leveling processing:
1. Drain Some Water
The first thing is to drain some water to enable you to lift the lower side of your pool with ease. You should aim to leave the facility half full.
2. Remove Blocks
Most pool owners place blocks under the slab to provide the needed strength. It is time to remove – you should only remove the lower side.
You should never try to lower the upper side when leveling your above ground swimming pool.
3. Raise the Wall
Use the shovel to pry when you are done with the second step. Drive the tip below the slab and then press the handle down – that will lift the tile.
4. Replace Blocks
Have someone place the new block under the slab. You may require a hammer to drive the block inside or any tool that can do that job.
Repeat the fourth step for all the leveling blocks you want to place on the lower side. That should provide your above ground pool with a strong foundation to remain level.
6. Fill the Hole
You might see a hole when you are done with installing all the blocks. Fill it with soil.
7. Test the Blocks
Water the side you have leveled with the hose to make sure that it is well packed. It will shift if it is not well done.
That means you need to repeat the above steps until it remains in tack.
8. Refill Your Pool
You can now refill your pool to your desired level and start swimming.
Leveling an above ground pool with water in it takes just eight simple steps that you can learn with ease. It is hard to have a well-leveled pool, which means any facility 1/8-inch off should be fine.