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Thread: Intex Above Ground - On What?

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    Intex Above Ground - On What?

    Hi Everyone:

    This is my second post. In my first post, I learned that the sod where the pool will be located must be removed to avoid settling and a nasty smell. After doing about one third of it by hand I rented a sod cutter and dug the rest of the sod out. That was fun.

    I have an Intex Ultra Frame 12x24x52" above ground. It came with a ground tarp but I was planning to buy one of the "gorilla mats" that are favorably mentioned here, and putting that on top of the ground tarp.

    I need to level the area where the sod came out. What type of medium should I use? Intex says no to sand so I was considering getting 1/4 minus gravel and use a plate compacter to pack it down. Does this seem like a decent plan?

    Thanks for the help/advice, and sorry for the run-on post!

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    Re: Intex Above Ground - On What?

    Why does Intex say no sand? I had a 15' round Intex on sand for 3 seasons, it worked just fine.

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    Re: Intex Above Ground - On What?

    Sandra under the pool it will be fine.. just not under the supports.. I place mine right on top of the grass with no issues or smell


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    Re: Intex Above Ground - On What?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Blackout View Post
    I need to level the area where the sod came out. What type of medium should I use?
    A shovel, a level and a laser transit. Digging down is better than building up.
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