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    tarp question again

    if i use 2 heavy duty silver tarps under my ultra frame pool and not the foam board would it be ok . i love the 2 inch foam board method but its just to expensive to buy even the 1 1/2 is a lot for 4x8 sheets.

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    Re: tarp question again

    Foam board is optional. Just make sure the ground is level under the pool supports.
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    Re: tarp question again

    Treat the ground with an herbicide before covering with tarps.
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    Re: tarp question again

    Don't spend more for "silver" tarps... the silver is mainly to reflect light (UV protection) which is pointless for this application. A "tarp" is just polyethylene film with an inner nylon mesh to give it lateral strength. You might actually be better off with a thicker poly film if it's the same (or cheaper) than a similar size tarp. Consider landscape fabric (usually a polyester material) instead as it's probably just as cheap and has better longevity against roots and such anyway.
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    Re: tarp question again

    I leveled my area and sprayed with a strong mix of 2-4d and roundup pro ten put the pool .... A long as you make sure the grass won't grow you really don't need the tarp. I wanted to put foam board also but it was not in the budget as the new pool wasn't either but kinda had no choice since the old one busted a seam.
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