Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Question on pavers

  1. Back To Top    #1
    m3g474rd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Grants Pass/Oregon
    Posts
    5

    Talking Question on pavers

    Hello firstly sorry if this has already been asked, and if this is the wrong place for it. Firstly should state am a brand new pool owner, first one.. well if you don't count kiddie pools :P. But we just set the thing up and have it I would say 13/16 full and we didn't put anything paver wise under the legs. The ground it's on is pretty compacted rock hard DG(decomposed granite). I am wondering if I need to drain the pool and then put the pavers in or if it would be good till rainy season when we would be taking it down anyway. The pool is a 18'L x 9'W x 48"d. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as am really new to this whole pool thing, and want things to go smoothly. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

  2. Back To Top    #2

    RonsPlc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Gaylesville, AL
    Posts
    360

    Re: Question on pavers

    It sounds to me that you couldn't ask for better ground to put it on... I think you'll be just fine without the pavers.
    14600 gal Intex 24' Round 52" deep AG Pool (Heavily Modified)
    200lb sand filter w/2 speed 1.5/0.5hp pump
    Stenner 45MHP10 Liquid Chlorine (well... bleach) Injector. Borates added.
    K-2006 test kit w/Speedstir
    Pool School - PoolMath - HIGHLY Recommended Test Kits

  3. Back To Top    #3
    m3g474rd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Grants Pass/Oregon
    Posts
    5

    Re: Question on pavers

    Thanks, that is good to know. Only issue is when we get heavy rain here in So. Oregon it does tend to get a little mushy. But after thinking, and some research are probably going to go with em eventually. Just not sure if we may before the rainy season or not. Now we are just contemplating the whole chemical thing, as the thought of swimming where the water doesn't smell of chlorine is a big bonus. Mostly cause before now have always been a creek swimmer :P

  4. Back To Top    #4
    jmcdtucson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    314

    Re: Question on pavers

    If your ground gets mushy, I'd expect those legs to sink into it. There is tremendous force on them.
    Could be wrong.
    Since it's already full, you could just wait and see. Worst case, you have to drain it when the legs sink into the ground.
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
    Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40

  5. Back To Top    #5
    m3g474rd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Grants Pass/Oregon
    Posts
    5

    Re: Question on pavers

    Thanks for the reply tucson. Yeah that's the plan is to wait and see. Usually the hard rain doesn't start till late october/mid november here. And by that time the pool will most likely be taken down and stored for the season. But I know either way next season gonna do a little more leveling. As right now it's about 2 1/2 inches off on one side. And most likely putting levelers in. As this is first pool this is mostly a test to see if the ground is gonna work in that location and to get used to the in's and out's of pool ownership

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •