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    My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Well, the pool is on order. I decided to begin measuring the area tonight. I used a 13' piece of string tied to a stake at the center point, and stayed the circumference with with paint. Now I can really get a good perspective on the area I need to prep! Ugh! Anyway, I'm sort of feeling guilty about taking so much yard space away from the dog. But, hopefully she doesn't mind. I'll continue updating this thread as I make progress.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    As I said on your other post, you won't regret the 24 footer, and that good-looking dog of yours will still have plenty of place to play
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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Quote Originally Posted by klynch494 View Post
    As I said on your other post, you won't regret the 24 footer, and that good-looking dog of yours will still have plenty of place to play
    I'm hoping. I just know she loves to run around the yard.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    I was originally going to go with the salt water system, but I've read a lot of things about rust being caused by them. Any suggestions here?

    This is the pool I'm getting, https://m.kmart.com/intex-24-8217-x-...bR4xoC3prw_wcB

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Take lots of pictures of the process.

    Stock up on Motrin and beer.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    I'd like to start setting and leveling the papers. Maybe this is a stupid question, but, what size pavers should I use, and how do I know how many and exactly where to set them?

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    I started roto-tilling the ground tonight. There are so many rocks and stones. The previous owner must have back filled the area where the old pool was with sand and landscaping stone.

    And this is where they're going.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Maybe I'll just plant corn instead!

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledvedder View Post
    Maybe I'll just plant corn instead!

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    This makes my back hurt just looking at it. Where's the Motrin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    This makes my back hurt just looking at it. Where's the Motrin?
    The back is fine so far. It's the knees that are suffering.

    Here it is!

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Ok, so now that I have the ground dug up, I'm looking for suggestions on the easiest way to remove the grass and weeds. I'm assuming just lots of rake work?

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledvedder View Post
    Ok, so now that I have the ground dug up, I'm looking for suggestions on the easiest way to remove the grass and weeds. I'm assuming just lots of rake work?

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Hi Ledvedder,
    Our yard was so much worse than yours at the start. Years ago, a previous owner had a storage shed placed upon ? inches of gravel, rather than concrete pad. Over the years, the gravel sunk into ground, etc. After we leveled, we realized there was no way to get avoid the rock. After hand tamping ground to as close to level as possible, we used a black "pond liner" to cover the ground to protect from the gravel, grass, weeds, etc. For the pavers, we used the small rectangular size ? , broke in half. We assembled the frame only of pool & placed in pool area, marking the spots where the feet would be, making sure the legs were level. Took frame apart, placed the pavers level in ground, then installed pool.

    Sounds like a lot, but has paid off. Most specifically if you need to take your pool down & replace/put it back up.

    Would never go without a salt system again! Such a Money saver & convenience.

    Best wishes.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Quote Originally Posted by michelle63 View Post
    Hi Ledvedder,
    Our yard was so much worse than yours at the start. Years ago, a previous owner had a storage shed placed upon ? inches of gravel, rather than concrete pad. Over the years, the gravel sunk into ground, etc. After we leveled, we realized there was no way to get avoid the rock. After hand tamping ground to as close to level as possible, we used a black "pond liner" to cover the ground to protect from the gravel, grass, weeds, etc. For the pavers, we used the small rectangular size ? , broke in half. We assembled the frame only of pool & placed in pool area, marking the spots where the feet would be, making sure the legs were level. Took frame apart, placed the pavers level in ground, then installed pool.

    Sounds like a lot, but has paid off. Most specifically if you need to take your pool down & replace/put it back up.

    Would never go without a salt system again! Such a Money saver & convenience.

    Best wishes.
    Thanks for the response. Did you use anything besides the pond liner between the ground and the pool? I've read that a lot of people use the pink insulation board. My local Home Depot has 2'x8'x1" sheets of it for $11 apiece. For my 24' pool, I'd need 36 sheets. You can do the math. I'm not looking to spend that much money on a base.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    This is what I used, works great and only 3/4" thick. Durofoam EPS Rigid Insulation 96Inch X 48Inch X 3/4Inch | The Home Depot Canada
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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrelB View Post
    This is what I used, works great and only 3/4" thick. Durofoam EPS Rigid Insulation 96Inch X 48Inch X 3/4Inch | The Home Depot Canada
    Wow, that would still be $250, since I would need 18 sheets. That's half the price of the pool.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    I sprayed this on the area last night, although I've never had much luck with it. I'm hoping it does the trick.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Any teenagers in the area? They might be willing to help for some cash. You never know.

    I would plan on hard plumbing your equipment using valves and unions so that when (notice I did not say if) your cute doggy runs into it nothing bad will happen like a pulled out hose or such.

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Any teenagers in the area? They might be willing to help for some cash. You never know.

    I would plan on hard plumbing your equipment using valves and unions so that when (notice I did not say if) your cute doggy runs into it nothing bad will happen like a pulled out hose or such.

    Kim
    Teenagers that want to work? Haha! Where do you find such a thing?

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    Re: My first pool - Intex 24'x52'

    Yup, that is about the cheapest you will get. Days of $5 a sheet are long gone.
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