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    Proper pool shed foundation

    I am plannig to purchase a shed for my backyard (to store all pool related stuff like chairs, floats, etc). It will be about 10 x 16 or 12 x 16 or maybe bigger if once we get there we decide on a larger one. My question is what type of base should I use? Some places suggest gravel (or rocks). I would have thought concerete but that seems to be discouraged.

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    Re: Proper pool shed foundation

    call me old fashioned, but concrete slab is the most stable. Not difficult to pour yourself, just prep the area first and then re-bar and forms before the pour.

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    Re: Proper pool shed foundation

    My shed has a concrete floor.
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    Re: Proper pool shed foundation

    I used 12 x 12 cement stepping stones to make my square pad
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    Re: Proper pool shed foundation

    The correct answer will probably depend on your local soil conditions, issues with freeze and ground heave, etc.
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    Re: Proper pool shed foundation

    Thanks everyone
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    Re: Proper pool shed foundation

    Stone is great for prebuilt sheds in freezing climates. Even the stone and drop the shed on it. Easy peasy and super solid. Wood sheds that size are heavy and don't move and bit.
    Mine is on pavers dug into soil. Harder to do the prep getting them all level though.
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    Re: Proper pool shed foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Stone is great for prebuilt sheds in freezing climates. Even the stone and drop the shed on it. Easy peasy and super solid. Wood sheds that size are heavy and don't move and bit.
    Mine is on pavers dug into soil. Harder to do the prep getting them all level though.
    Thanks for the confirmation. That was the way we are planning to go.
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