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    Padded cove

    I just put a down payment on an 18'x54". The pool store sells all the padding for walls floor and cove...so does amazon for allot less. Are there any differences between brands for the cove? Store wants over $130 and amazon is less then half

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    Re: Padded cove

    Why not ask the pool store what makes theirs worth twice as much. I'm guessing foam is foam is foam.
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    But Leslie's foam is better. !!!!!!
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    Re: Padded cove

    you could ask the pool store what brand do they use, that might give you an insight to the difference if any ...
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    Re: Padded cove

    i will email them tomorrow and find out. The coves on amazon say they have a height anywhere from 2" to 4" is that about standard? on a 54" pool that leaves my top 2" unpadded with a 48" wall padding which will be under the top rail and not have water against it anyways
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    Re: Padded cove

    You don't need wall padding. I'd do the floor n coves.

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    Re: Padded cove

    I'd definitely skip any wall padding.
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    Re: Padded cove

    I realize the pool store will charge more but, rather than just cove height to consider, is the density different? Would one be more durable than the other?
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    Re: Padded cove

    Why are you recommending against wall foam? Just curious - my pool gets delivered today and I am getting ready to order the cove, and maybe wall foam depending on the answer

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    Re: Padded cove

    I think most wall foam you have to use spray adhesive to hold it. I just went with foam cove and floor also. The foam is only 1/4 inch think so I can't see much insulation benifit, maybe R2 or less.
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    Re: Padded cove

    I just ordered mine yesterday, but the sales person at Leslie's told me I didn't really need the wall pad. I didn't ask why.... I did order their cove and floor pad which he did recommend.
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    Re: Padded cove

    Quote Originally Posted by comic75 View Post
    Why are you recommending against wall foam? Just curious - my pool gets delivered today and I am getting ready to order the cove, and maybe wall foam depending on the answer
    I am wondering the same thing. my buddy has it in his and the walls are much softer. Personal preference maybe

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    Re: Padded cove

    Amazon has blue wave and gladon cove. Both listings have literally the same pics up. Does anyone know if it's the same stuff?

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    Re: Padded cove

    The heat is lost through the top of the pool. The wall foam will not help with heat retention. It can make the walls softer feeling but......I don't feel my walls that often so it is better to spend my money else where.

    Make sure to go ahead and plan of hard plumbing your equipment. Use unions on everything for ease of maintenance. Think..if I have to take the top off of the filter, work on the pump, etc and put the unions there. Valves need to be placed every where the water comes out of the pool.

    I also put about 3 inches of rock in the area under the skimmer and return area. I put pavers on top of that. I sloped it such that WHEN the skimmer overflows it will not wash out the pool bottom.

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    Re: Padded cove

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    The heat is lost through the top of the pool. The wall foam will not help with heat retention. It can make the walls softer feeling but......I don't feel my walls that often so it is better to spend my money else where.

    Make sure to go ahead and plan of hard plumbing your equipment. Use unions on everything for ease of maintenance. Think..if I have to take the top off of the filter, work on the pump, etc and put the unions there. Valves need to be placed every where the water comes out of the pool.

    I also put about 3 inches of rock in the area under the skimmer and return area. I put pavers on top of that. I sloped it such that WHEN the skimmer overflows it will not wash out the pool bottom.

    Kim
    For an 18' round padding is only 50 bucks, truck will be on it way with gravel and river rock for around the pool. coming from an intex i know all too well about what water flowing over the skimmer can do. Luckily my ground is mainly sand and drains quickley. The area under my skimmer will be all rock as well as half the back pool and then under my deck, only a small portion will meet grass but will still have rock around it and 2b gravel under that for drainage.
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    Re: Padded cove

    I like that you already have a plan! Good job!

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