Are your pool legs sinking? Here’s how to keep your pool legs from sinking and enjoy your pool for years to come.
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Why do pool legs sink?
One of the most common questions we get here at The Pool Factory is, “Why do my pool legs sink?”. There can be a few reasons for this, but the most common are:
-The ground around your pool wasn’t prepped properly and has settled
-Your pool wasn’t backfilled correctly
-You have an inground pool and the water has leaked out from under the liner
-There was too much weight on one side of the pool
If you have a above ground pool, you can usually just jack the pool up and shim under the legs until they are level again. If you have an inground pool, it’s a little more complicated than that. You will need to either dig out around the entire perimeter of your pool so that you can get to the footing (this is usually concrete) or you will need to cut a trench from each leg to the center drain. Once you have exposed the footing, you can then chisel out any loose material and patch it with hydraulic cement.
How to level your pool legs
Are your swimming pool legs sinking? This can create dangerous and uneven surface around your pool. Here are some tips on how to level your pool legs.
Use a carpenter’s level
To level your pool legs, you’ll need a carpenter’s level. Place the level on the ground and measure the distance from the ground to the top of the level. Adjust the legs of the pool until the top of the level is even with the ground.
Use a pool level
The best way to level your pool legs is to use a pool level. A pool level is a tool that you can use to measure the level of your pool’s legs. To use a pool level, first, find a level spot on your pool deck or patio. Then, place the level on the ground next to the pool leg that you want to measure. The level will have a bubble in it. If the bubble is in the center of the level, then the leg islevel. If the bubble is to the left or right of the center, then the leg is not level.
Use a water level
If your pool has legs that are not level, you can use a water level to adjust them. Place the water level on the coping (the top edge of the pool) and make sure that the tube is filled with water. Then, check each leg to see how much it needs to be raised or lowered. You can use shims or plastic wedges to make the adjustments. Once all of the legs are level, you can add more sand to the base of the pool if necessary.
How to keep your pool legs from sinking
If your pool legs are sinking, it’s probably because the ground around them has eroded. There are a few things you can do to prevent this from happening, and to fix it if it’s already happening. First, you can put a layer of gravel around the pool legs. This will help to support them and keep them from sinking. You can also add sand to the area around the pool legs. This will help to hold the legs in place and keep them from sinking.
Use a pool cover
To keep your pool legs from sinking, you should use a pool cover. Pool covers help to keep the water in the pool from evaporating, and they also help to keep the pool clean. When you use a pool cover, you should make sure that you put it on the pool before you begin swimming.
Use a pool base
It can be really frustrating when your pool legs start sinking into the ground. Not only does it make it difficult to keep your pool clean and level, but it can also be dangerous if someone happens to trip on one of the legs. Luckily, there is an easy fix for this problem – using a pool base.
A pool base is a platform that goes under your pool legs to help distribute their weight more evenly. This prevents them from sinking into the ground, and also helps to keep your pool level. Pool bases are made from a variety of materials, but the most popular ones are made from plastic or concrete.
If you want to try a DIY solution, you can use something like pavers or bricks to create your own pool base. Just make sure that whatever you use is level and stable, so that your pool legs don’t sink into it over time.
Whatever type of pool base you choose, make sure to position it so that it’s evenly distributed under all of your pool legs. This will help to keep your pool level and prevent any Legs from sinking into the ground.
Use a pool deck
A pool deck is a great way to keep your pool legs from sinking. The deck will provide a stable surface for you to stand on, and it will also raise you up out of the water so that your legs don’t have to work as hard to keep you afloat.