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    Is my old pool vermiculite or sand?

    I'm rehabbing my pool and yard this summer, and I thought I had a vermiculite bottom but now I'm second guessing. How does one know if their pool is vermiculite or sand?

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    Re: Is my old pool vermiculite or sand?

    I'm assuming this is a vinyl liner pool? Unless you find some builder documentation you will have to wait until they pull the liner to see what the floor is made of. If you have already pulled the liner post some photos. Please edit your signature to include information about your pool. That way it will show up in every post and we won't have to search for the info. what we need to know to answer your questions
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    Re: Is my old pool vermiculite or sand?

    Please take and share a picture of it. That will help us know what you are dealing with.

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    Re: Is my old pool vermiculite or sand?

    Here is what the pool currently looks like. It has had zero repair outside of a liner being changed with no repairs in 2006. So here we go in getting this girl decked out again.
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    Oval inground pool 18x36, built mid '90's. Pentair 3/4 horsepower pump, Hayward Vari-Flo XL valve sand filter, both installed 2015.

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    Re: Is my old pool vermiculite or sand?

    That really looks like vermiculite due to it being SO smooth and even. To tell the truth I would hurry and get a liner in there so it does not get mess up no matter what it is as it looks to be in good share still! With the rains we are getting here in FL the sooner the better.

    Nice looking pool and area. That is going to be nice when you get it done.

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    Re: Is my old pool vermiculite or sand?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    That really looks like vermiculite due to it being SO smooth and even. To tell the truth I would hurry and get a liner in there so it does not get mess up no matter what it is as it looks to be in good share still! With the rains we are getting here in FL the sooner the better.

    Nice looking pool and area. That is going to be nice when you get it done.

    Kim
    Pool liner is already on order expecting delivery early mid next week, just long enough for everything to get a decent cure before we drop the liner.

    Oval inground pool 18x36, built mid '90's. Pentair 3/4 horsepower pump, Hayward Vari-Flo XL valve sand filter, both installed 2015.

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