I am installing an 27' round above ground salt water pool (52" high). I live in Canada and the weather is not as warm as you folks down south so to ease the heating bill I want to install floor foam and wall foam.
For the floor it was suggested by a friend that I install 1" or 1-1/2" rigid 3m foam boards overtop of the sand floor base and put a geotextile carpet overtop of it. I'm trying to find an installation video of this type of floor in particular on how close to come to the perimeter of the pool wall or do you create a foam slab that extends beyond the walls (except under the wall posts are where I am going to use cement patio square.
For the wall foam what height foam roll do I get? I see only 48" wall foam. I plan on putting foam coves but I initially thought the 48" would be enough but after reading I saw that you adhere the wall foam with adhesive first than edhere the foam coves to that. If that is the case 48" high wall foam doesn't seem to be enough or do you leave a gap at the top of the liner?
And lastly as part of the ground prep I am concerned about frost heaving and snow melting in the spring. Should I install drainage pipes to route the spring runoff around my pool to prevent frost heaving?