24" diameter above ground pool has water level uneven by 0.250" - 0.875" Is this bad?
Asked May 27, 2011, 09:07 AM
Measurement Details (I used a measuring tape):
- The depth of the pool STRUCTURE is 54".
- The West side of the pool's water level is 1/4" lower than the East side of the pool.
- The North side of the pool's water level is about even with the South side of the pool.
- The East side of the pool's water level is 0.50" lower than the North side of the pool.
- The West side of the pool's water level is 0.75" lower than the South side of the pool.
- When comparing all other sides of the pool, the absoulte highest water level and lowest water level difference is 7/8".
- The pool was installed 3 weeks ago on level ground (dirt, with sand added on top of the dirt for the pool floor).
- I live in New England and we have had massive rainfall lately and I believe that is what caused the "unlevelness", as water would gather around certain parts of the pool.
- I am in process of building a deck and retaining wall for the pool and to help with proper drainage. The West side of the pool is where the retaining wall would be (left-hand side of the picture)
- Are the uneven levels that I indicated OK for years to come, if the levels do not change?
- If the levels change further, at what point will it become unsafe (at what level change would I have to re-level certain sides of the pool; or jack-up certain sides to help even the levels further?)