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    Pool bottoms

    Going to put an abg pool in and need help deciding what bottom to use?
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    Pool Crete?
    Vermiculite?
    sand?
    What's the best for diy?

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    Re: Pool bottoms

    In the past for in ground pools, companies used vermiculite (which supposedly move around a little bit). They started using a stronger base (sand/cement mix). If no one is jumping and doing cannonballs from a ladder or tree, the Pool Crete (which is probably a harder base is best). If not, then stick with the sand or vermiculite, which is a softer base.

    I believe there is no best or right choice, just different options. Good luck and keep us posted. Once completed, please add your signature so in the future if you have any questions, we can be of help.
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    Re: Pool bottoms

    I recall seeing some AGP builds where the owner put some sort of heavy duty foam core base down in large panels, using gorilla tape at the seams. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
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    Re: Pool bottoms

    I was thinking of using the foam then a gorilla pad?? I am reading that once pool structure is up you need 2" of "bottom". Trying to decide on foam or sand??? Anyone have advice?

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