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Leveling Problems With an Intex Inflatable Above-Ground Pool

An Intex above-ground swimming pool adds enjoyment to your backyard in the hot summer months, assuming you have a suitable area to set up an above-ground pool. Ensuring that the pool walls stay perpendicular to the ground is important to ensure that the pool remains stable. Contact Intex at 1-800-234-6839 to discuss your property and determine whether your backyard is a suitable location for an Intex above-ground pool.


Be sure that the rings of the pool are inflated to proper pressure, specified by the instructions with your specific Intex above-ground pool. Underinflating can result in a lack of rigidity, causing the walls of the pool itself to lean, resulting in an unstable pool that looks slanted and unsecured.


Ensure that the surface on which the Intex above-ground pool is set up is as level as possible and free from divots. A non-flat surface and divots in the ground can result in slanting of the pool walls. A concrete patio or other foundationlike surface can provide the best opportunity for a level and straight pool setup.


If you will be forced to set up the Intex above-ground pool on a slope, consider purchasing an above-ground pool that provides setup options for slopes. Intex pools are not meant to be set up on slopes of any degree, as a slope can result in unstable walls that can cause the pool to collapse, potentially causing property damage as well as damage to the pool itself.

Adding Water

Do not fill an Intex above-ground pool past the line on the uppermost ring. Overfilling your pool can result in unstable walls of the pool, causing a slanting effect and potentially causing the pool to drain.

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Intex swimming pools must be placed on a flat, level surface consisting of grass, compacted dirt or pavement. Never place the pool on mud, wooden decks, balconies or any other elevated surface. Check residential city codes to see if you are required to install a fence around the pool area for safety purposes. Intex swimming pools 15 feet in diameter and larger require a pool ladder for consumers to use to safely enter and exit the pool area. Place a pool cover over the swimming pool when not in use, especially if the pool is under large trees, to prevent leaves and other debris from accumulating in the pool water.

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