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    Above Ground Pools and Paver Stones

    Hello all,

    About 6 months ago I had 2000sq feet of paver stones installed in my back yard. I've been thinking about getting one of those Intex above ground pools with the metal frame. I would be getting one that can hold about 8,000 gallons and I know the weight of the water will be about 65,000 lbs. I was wondering if anyone has setup an above ground pool on paver stones and if the pavers will be able to handle that type of weight. I'm worried that the pavers might sink.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Re: Above Ground Pools and Paver Stones

    Welcome to the forum. What's under the pavers?
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    Re: Above Ground Pools and Paver Stones

    Under the pavers is a 4" layer of some sort of soil they called "base" and under that is the regular soil/dirt. The pavers on the borders have cement under them locking them in place but everything on the inside is just locked together like a puzzle.

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    Re: Above Ground Pools and Paver Stones

    That base is probably gravel or sand-like material. Among other things it allows water to drain off so I imagine you'll be fine. It's a bit of a guess in that you never know what the virgin dirt looks like (was it fill or original dirt?) so you could get some settling. The guy who put your pavers down would be the best resource but still a guess.
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    Re: Above Ground Pools and Paver Stones

    Alright thanks a bunch.


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