Our back yard has a slight slant down towards the house or at least, I thought slight. With above ground pools you must get the ground level. My son and I spent many hours leveling the ground. Everything was looking good so we filled the pool with water.
We did not get it completely level. You see, just a hair off according to our level didn’t seem like too much. Well, many very small measurements add up when you are talking about 20 feet. We were off by 4 inches from one side to the next. This is bad folks, it could bust open like we see on YouTube videos.
It is Sunday night as I write this and you will be reading this at the earliest tomorrow when it posts. Friday night we started draining the pool. We are talking over 8600 gallons of water with two hose connectors to drain. The pool still has 20 inches left to drain.
After the water is out of the pool, we will have to focus closely on leveling the ground. If any of you decide to take on a project like this, make certain you level your ground perfectly the first time. Don’t get worn down and say a hair off here or there is fine; especially if your pool is huge.
Maybe in a week I will be blissful about pools again. *smile* ~b