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    Foam for under the pool

    Do I want to get something like this..http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R ... ogId=10053 How thick should it be? Thanks!
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    Re: Foam for under the pool

    Something more flexible is preferred. Rigid foam will end up uneven unless the surface you are putting it on is very flat. One inch is fine.
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    Re: Foam for under the pool

    I have used 1", 1 1/2" and 2". I think the 2" worked the best. It was sturdy enough to tape together and lay flat. 1 1/2 seemed to break just to easy when setting up the pool. 1" just fell apart and cracked while under the pool.
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    Re: Foam for under the pool

    JasonLion,
    Can you give me a name or link to the type of foam I need? Thanks!!
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    Re: Foam for under the pool

    There are a lot of different ways to go. Gorilla Pad is one of the better ones.
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