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    Question - Mats under pool and pavers under legs

    I know I have another thread going with the progress of the pool, not sure if questions get lost in that though...the mods can tell me if multiple threads are a no-no

    Anyways, I saw suggestions about using the Harbor Freight Anti-Fatigue mats under the pool and went out and bought a bunch of them, but searching I can't find anything about if I should tape them together.

    Also I have the Ultra-frame round pool, last time just had the legs on the ground, but I have bought the 12"x12" pavers to put under the legs. Are these good/necessary? And do I cut away the mat from where the legs go, or can it be ground ->mat -> pavers.

    Maybe I am over thinking this?
    18' x 48" Intex ultra frame
    Standard cartridge filter and SWG that came with the pool
    I started off with a Taylor test kit, but my refills are coming from TFT so I am not sure what kit you would say I have.
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    Re: Question - Mats under pool and pavers under legs

    Anyone? Anyone?

    18' x 48" Intex ultra frame
    Standard cartridge filter and SWG that came with the pool
    I started off with a Taylor test kit, but my refills are coming from TFT so I am not sure what kit you would say I have.
    Stir thingy - Check

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    Re: Question - Mats under pool and pavers under legs

    Yes the pavers are necessary, otherwise the legs tend to sink in the ground. Several of mine were 3" below grade by the end of last season. I would cut out the mats where the pavers go, in an attempt to keep the top of the pavers and mats at nearly the same level. Yes, I would tape the mats together.
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    Re: Question - Mats under pool and pavers under legs

    Yes Tape the mats together
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    Re: Question - Mats under pool and pavers under legs

    How did things work out for you?
    I have the exact same set up and wondering how the mats worked for you?
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    Re: Question - Mats under pool and pavers under legs

    i plan on taping mine together with Gorilla Tape.
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    Re: Question - Mats under pool and pavers under legs

    Well I did put the mats under my pool. They turned out great. Still had lots of cushion while walking in the pool. I was actually shocked. I was not expecting that much cushion with all that water on top. I think I needed up buying 16 packages of 4. I cut around where my pavers are located. Then after pool was up and filled I went around and trimmed the over hang off.
    Charles
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    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer
    TF-100 Test Kit Magnetic Speed Stirer

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