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The Dunce 05-20-2013 10:42 AM

Leveling a portion of a yard for a quick set swimming pool.
 
As last summer was wrapping up, I tried to be a good dad and bought one of those quick set swimming pools for my daughter. I think it's 15' x 42". Anyway, I tried to fill the thing, but it won't fill properly unless it's on level ground. And they mean level. I have a gradual slope in the yard and we tried to remedy the situation by propping one end up with sand bags to try and get it to fill, but to no avail. There is a place in the yard that is maybe a little flatter, but that's outside of the fence, so that does me not good.

What would be the easiest way for me to make a portion of the yard flat enough to allow the pool to fill properly and inflate itself?

joecaption 05-20-2013 10:50 AM

Two choises, remove material on the high side or back fill the low side.
You did dig down and remove all the organic material, compact, lay screen cloth then add sand or stone dust before setting the pool, right?

Bondo 05-21-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by The Dunce (Post 1183163)
As last summer was wrapping up, I tried to be a good dad and bought one of those quick set swimming pools for my daughter. I think it's 15' x 42". Anyway, I tried to fill the thing, but it won't fill properly unless it's on level ground. And they mean level. I have a gradual slope in the yard and we tried to remedy the situation by propping one end up with sand bags to try and get it to fill, but to no avail. There is a place in the yard that is maybe a little flatter, but that's outside of the fence, so that does me not good.

What would be the easiest way for me to make a portion of the yard flat enough to allow the pool to fill properly and inflate itself?

Ayuh,.... Take the sand, Outa the bags, 'n use it to level an area large enough to set the pool....


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