Ok heres the deal: I'm finishing up college and grew up in an age where boys didnt have to learn what their fathers did so sometimes I dont know how to do things I should. I'm great with landscaping and lawncare, even retaing walls but I have some confusion on this one issue: I bought this above ground pool from wallyworld for me and my buddy to drink beer in (95 or above everyday) and it works by having an inflatable top ring lift the sides as you fill with water. By the way this is no kiddie pool- 18ft across by 4ft deep, comes with filter, vacuum, cover, everything. Anyway, sounds good on paper but DOES NOT WORK. Think about it- water flows with any angle of slope at all, thus, unless the pool bottom, which is just like canvas, is on perfectly level ground, the mofo will lean to one direction- the lowest point. The sides are also a rubbery-canvas material. It has no structure whatsoever. So what you end up with is a 1.5ft deep, flimsy-ass, taco-shell shape. But I'm perseverant, so I drained it, put down a mixture of mulch and top soil to level off the ground(several hours of work) and began filling again for round 2. Same goddang result with round 2 as the first time. Also, I used the longest 2x4 and level I had to get a rough check on the area- it seemed perfect. Any ideas how to level off ground PERFECTLY without a boxblade or setting down pavers?