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Thread: 3/8" pitch on equipment pad?

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    3/8" pitch on equipment pad?

    Hi All,

    I have been installing my inground fiberglass pool this summer, a Trilogy Genesis, and the 4x8 pad I poured was set with a pitch for drainage. It is set into a hillside and I wanted good drainage. I can reduce the pitch to level but think this will work well for its location.. Can anyone advise as to whether a pool pad "must" be level or a pitch is perfectly acceptable for drainage?

    Best to all

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    Re: 3/8" pitch on equipment pad?

    I can't say if it needs to be completely level, I was in the same boat... (just reread your post, did you already pour the slab? if so ignore the pictures )

    I went with 1 inch gravel 4 inches thick and used 1 inch 24x24 cinder block to put my equipment on.. I can say it drains great and no issues with being level, I leveled each block and also level between both blocks.. It does not look as "professional" as a cement pad but I can do anything to it later if I need to add to my equipment.




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    Re: 3/8" pitch on equipment pad?

    It doesn't matter...I'd just make it level. All your equipment is raised a bit above the pad anyway.
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    Re: 3/8" pitch on equipment pad?

    With that sort of set up, I dont think it really matters. Your equipment is above grade - being the gravel - and its nowhere near your homes foundation, so your good.

    BTW, nice setup you have there. I like it.
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    Re: 3/8" pitch on equipment pad?

    Thank you for the advice.

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