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    Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    Hi, i was thinking about building a 30' oval concrete pad to place a 24 or 27' pool on. we are in the planning stages and wasnt sure if concrete would hard on the liner or not. silly question probably oh well. thanks !

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    Re: Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    Were you planning of using a Gorilla pad or other foam padding between the concrete and the liner? And how would you shape the coves between pool floor and pool wall? What if the concrete cracks from freezing/thawing cycles?

    If you don't want the pool anymore in a few years, that big slab of concrete will be very much . . . there, you know? What would you do with it?

    I like the idea, I just don't know if it's an okay thing for an AGP.
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    Re: Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    Concrete is fine as long as you clean any debris off of it carefully before installing the pool. Having some kind of pad is nice regardless of what the bottom is made of.
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    Re: Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    If you pour a concrete pad, you should probably wait at least a month before you install the pool on top of it. Ask your concrete guy...or someone else here...
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    Re: Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    i am a concrete guy, thats why i want to use it. its very cheap for me.

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    Re: Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    I am looking into this as well. What psi did you use? And at what thickness? How long did you wait before putting the pool up?
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    Re: Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    Well got the pad poured, it looks GREAT! Almost a shame to put the pool on it. The concrete contactor used a fiber infused mix so no rebar had to be used. The wait time I was told was seven days as they pour drives they wait seven days for concrete trucks to drive on them. We ended up waiting 10 days since it was poured on a Tuesday. As far as being stuck with a concrete pad that's not the case here. Living in the Ozarks (the base of the Boston Mountains) nothing is flat and the soil is a rock mix. This left us no other choice but to cut out and erect a retaining wall to create a level area.
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    Re: Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    We've been back and forth on the type of pool we can do here. After careful consideration I think my dream of a IG is not going to happen with water levels and flooding. So like you guys I plan to do an AG on a concrete pad. I hate sinking that kind of money into a AG but it's the best option and I don't want it to be a temp pool, I want it to last. Round here that means putting it on concrete. Otherwise critters will just tunnel under and ruin your foundation floor. Keeping the pool level with our heavy rains won't be a worry either. We don't have a lot of rocks here so that part isn't a problem but the creek out back could be.
    Glad to see I'm not the only one with the concrete pad idea and that it works. If we ever decide to do away with the pool it can be turned into a huge patio with a hot tub or something so no worries there. No idea what it will cost since it will be a very large pad, will probably do a 30' round or a 20x40 rectangle pool but it will still be way cheaper than a IG would have run us. If we could even find anyone to put a IG in, living rural we don't have any local pool builders, have only found one dealer that will come this far down and they are above ground only. No one I know has a IG pool.

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    Oh I figure we'll use foam on the concrete and then a cover so the floor will have some padding.

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    Re: Above Ground Pool on Concrete Pad ?

    I think you will be pleasantly surprised after it's poured. I know I sure was. Like do I really want to put a pool on it? Well I did and I know if we ever sell the farm (not) there is a nice patio area.
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