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    Landscaping around easy set.

    So I'm setting up a 10x30 intex easy set for me and my daughter (4) and i was planning on putting some garden edging around the bottom and continuing the rocks from under my deck around the pool. They are just round pebbles. Does anyone see a issue with this?
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    Re: Landscaping around easy set.

    Welcome to TFP!

    As long as the edging is away from the side of the pool by a few inches and the rocks are on the outside of the edging you should be fine. If you are wanting to put the rock between the edging and the pool you may be prone to leaks caused by the rubbing of the pool on the rocks. To make the edge of the pool look god you could put some mulch between the pool and the edging then the rocks on the outside of the edging.

    You may get some more ideas if you can post some pics of your pool.

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    Re: Landscaping around easy set.

    Wouldn't mulch be worse than rocks? I was planning on leaving a little room in-between the pool and edging also.
    My pool:
    15x30 inground concrete pool w/spa and spillover, all under screen enclosure
    Hayward C1200 StarClear Plus Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Laars LX400 propane heater w/120 gal above-ground tank
    Jandy AquaLink RS OneTouch controller w/PDA remotes and computer control
    JVAs control pool/spa switch and also allow drain opening
    Hayward Navigator

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    Re: Landscaping around easy set.

    The mulch should be no worse than grass. It may also depend on what type of mulch you use. The mulch is just around the edge not underneath the pool. Rocks are more abrasive.
    Mark Crook
    13,500 Gallon 24' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame
    Intex Sand Filter and Pump, Intex SWG (All hard PVC plumbed)
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    Re: Landscaping around easy set.

    Hmm well ill probably just leave a gap then rocks around the pool. I also ditched the filter that came with the pool. I have the 2500 gph filter and the saltwater system. This should be pretty clean lol
    My pool:
    15x30 inground concrete pool w/spa and spillover, all under screen enclosure
    Hayward C1200 StarClear Plus Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Laars LX400 propane heater w/120 gal above-ground tank
    Jandy AquaLink RS OneTouch controller w/PDA remotes and computer control
    JVAs control pool/spa switch and also allow drain opening
    Hayward Navigator

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    Re: Landscaping around easy set.

    So I got the pool filled. In order to put in the edging I would have to cut through the tarp and insulation I layed down (not a big deal) but I'm not sure it would look good.
    Do you think mulch right up to the pool edge would be ok??
    My pool:
    15x30 inground concrete pool w/spa and spillover, all under screen enclosure
    Hayward C1200 StarClear Plus Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Laars LX400 propane heater w/120 gal above-ground tank
    Jandy AquaLink RS OneTouch controller w/PDA remotes and computer control
    JVAs control pool/spa switch and also allow drain opening
    Hayward Navigator

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    Re: Landscaping around easy set.


    Here's where I'm at so far. Excuse the mess. My backyard is under construction
    My pool:
    15x30 inground concrete pool w/spa and spillover, all under screen enclosure
    Hayward C1200 StarClear Plus Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Laars LX400 propane heater w/120 gal above-ground tank
    Jandy AquaLink RS OneTouch controller w/PDA remotes and computer control
    JVAs control pool/spa switch and also allow drain opening
    Hayward Navigator

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    Re: Landscaping around easy set.

    I'm not sure about the mulch up next to the Intex... I'm not real familiar w/their thickness/strength.

    I would mention that you want to make sure whatever you use around the pool that there is an area big enough around your entry point that will be free and clear of those. Maybe some pavers or something ... something large enough for a couple of anxious kids to stand on at the same time w/o pushing each other into the landscape.
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    Re: Landscaping around easy set.

    Ya I'm redoing the pavers this weekend. Making it a little bit bigger of a area. Hopefully it will be enough room. I just need to figure out the best thing to put around the pool. I have the edging already and the rocks are already there so that would be the easiest. But I also plan on growing some hostas and those sort of plants around the pool so maybe mulch would be the way to go. Any input is appreciated!!
    My pool:
    15x30 inground concrete pool w/spa and spillover, all under screen enclosure
    Hayward C1200 StarClear Plus Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Laars LX400 propane heater w/120 gal above-ground tank
    Jandy AquaLink RS OneTouch controller w/PDA remotes and computer control
    JVAs control pool/spa switch and also allow drain opening
    Hayward Navigator

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