Hi all. I just purchased a 15x48 Intex Ultra frame pool and have staked out my potential site, but I need some guidance before I start the digging process and potentially make a mess.
The site itself has a low spot where a tree used to be (the stump is long gone), so I plan to use our tiller to dig down so the lowest point there. Once the ground is tilled and the initial soil removed, then I'll start the process of leveling, either with a laser or straight board. At that point, should I be leveling just the soil, then level again if I choose to put a layer of sand down? I've read on here about people using pink insulation sheets; is that used in place of sand or on top of sand? I'd personally would rather not bother with sand if I can help it, as this isn't going to be a permanent setup and the pool will be taken down in the winter.
I guess the gist of it is, what kind of sandwich am I making here? Soil, sand, insulation, tarp, pool or is it soil sand and/or insulation, tarp, pool? As far as the pavers go, what am I leveling them to (the ground/sand or the insulation)?
I'm sure I'll be asking more questions throughout the process, but that's probably enough to start.
Thanks for any and all help and advice!