09:29AM | 07/01/03
Member Since: 06/30/03
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We are trying to install an above ground pool DIY as we do not have enough clearance for the contractors equipment to get to the site. Any hints on how to level the ground? The area is 16x26 Thanks

plumber Tom

08:22AM | 07/02/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
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Have you looked into renting a small backhoe, that might fit where you need it? Your local tool rental might be able to help out.


08:50AM | 07/02/03
Member Since: 06/30/03
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We have the area all excavated, that was a job, now just need to know how to figure out if it is level. Thanks for the reply.

plumber Tom

03:37PM | 07/02/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Sure, no problem, thank you for replying, most of the time we don't get feedback on original posts, and we don't know if the advice given was satisfactory or not. I would try a large carpenter's level, before you invested in a laser. Grade the area, then check with an 8' level both ways. Once satisfied (leveled) then you can tamp down. best of luck to you with the pool, gonna be a hot summer! Tom


05:32AM | 07/03/03
Member Since: 06/30/03
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Thanks so much for the reply I think we were trying to make it harder than it really was, but then again I don't want thousands of gallons of water flooding my house! We'll give it a try.


08:38AM | 07/14/03
Member Since: 07/13/03
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I am also installing an above ground pool. It is 24' round. How did you go about excavating your area? I used a tractor, but about 1/4 of my area is in a low spot (5-6") lower than the rest of the area. Did you fill in low spots, or did you try to scrape down to the lowest point?

Thanks for the help,



09:49AM | 07/16/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
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I didn't think anaboveground pool had to be perfectly level. My uncle has one that has a little deeper end than the other side. (1 foot deeper) As long as the liner lays flat and has no stones or roots under it why does it have to be perfectly level???

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