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Thread: Foam fitted inside pool frame -- did I do it wrong?

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    Foam fitted inside pool frame -- did I do it wrong?

    Quick question, as I'm starting to fill and suddenly slapped my forehead.

    I've got a 16-foot round hand-me-over Doughboy pool, and I found a great deal on the 2-inch thick XPS foam, so after leveling I made a floor with the foam and Tyvek tape, and installed peel-and-stick foam coving.

    I've got the pool frame and the foam on the same level surface -- in other words, I cut the foam panels to form a circle that fit inside the pool walls, rather than underneath.

    The fit is great, the work was long, it looks nice -- but did I mess up? Is there a structural need for the bottom, say, inch-and-a-half to be pressing against the bottom rails, rather than putting the pressure an inch or so higher on the wall?

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    Re: Foam fitted inside pool frame -- did I do it wrong?

    Welcome to TFP Stick around and enjoy the party... Grab a great test kit and be ahead of the game

    That is the exact way I was going to do it before I got my intex pool... That is also the same exact way the sand is done so I do not think you have anything to worry about...

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    Re: Foam fitted inside pool frame -- did I do it wrong?

    That is the best way to do it. The cove will keep the liner from going between the foam bottom and the wall.

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    Re: Foam fitted inside pool frame -- did I do it wrong?

    Thanks folks! I don't know why that was giving me fits.

    Unfortunately I got about 16" deep before I spotted a leaky seam, so I get to wait on a new liner to come. Fortunately they're replacing it free, unfortunately it's gonna be hot the next few days!

    And thanks for the welcome, I'm already reading the instructions for my test kit. And pricing store bleach!

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    Re: Foam fitted inside pool frame -- did I do it wrong?

    If I have a unibead liner, where do I want the top of the foam to be level with? I plan on a similar build.

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    Re: Foam fitted inside pool frame -- did I do it wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    Welcome to TFP Stick around and enjoy the party... Grab a great test kit and be ahead of the game

    That is the exact way I was going to do it before I got my intex pool... That is also the same exact way the sand is done so I do not think you have anything to worry about...

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    Very interesting. I've never seen it done this way.
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