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Thread: Help!! Just getting started

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    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Ramona ca

    Help!! Just getting started

    We just bought our first Intex 16x48 pool. We've read up on a lot of information about prepping the area to start. Just need some avice about what is best. Do we use sand vs dirt to level and soften the bottom? Do we need concrete stones for the frame? We also ordered a salt water system. Can we leave it up year round?
    We live in San Diego, Ca.

    I have more questions but let's just begin with this. Thanks a lot

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    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Central Valley CA

    Re: Help!! Just getting started

    Welcome to the forum

    I will let others chime in about over all ground prep but I will say this I saw a thread not too long ago where someone used 1 inch concrete step stones for the frame support poles and the weight of the water wight snapped them in half so go with thick pavers and be sure the ground under the pavers is compacted as it can be.

    I don't see any reason you can't keep it up year round especially down south.
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