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Thread: How hard does the sand need to be??

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    How hard does the sand need to be??

    Had a company come out and dig up sod, level ground, and lay a few inches of sand. They watered it and tamped it three times. When I went to check out the ground, when I stepped on the sand, my shoes sank slightly and left footprints. Is this too soft to set the pool on? 22 x 52 Intex ultra frame. Was hoping to set up and fill on Saturday. If it's properly done, is it like super hard? Or does the surface still have some "give" to it?

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    Re: How hard does the sand need to be??

    Nothing "hard" about wet sand. It'll always shift some.
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    Re: How hard does the sand need to be??

    Okay, thanks. Was just hesitant, thinking maybe they did something incorrectly. Appreciate the input!
    22' x 52" Intex UltraFrame ABG, 10,500 gallons
    using TF-100 test kit
    Krystal Klear 633T Filter Type B pump - 2,500 GPH
    Intex wall-mount surface skimmer

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