Ok so the pool has reached a temp the kids will no longer go into (67ish). So I will be draining it this week and putting it away for the winter. Anyhow I am already thinking ahead to next season and upgrades that I can do to make the already great experience with our pool even better.
Right now the pool base is sand but I have heard of some putting 2" styrofoam insulation under the pool to help in keeping heat. I have read a mixed bag of reviews on this. Any other thoughts/ tips on this would be great. Along the isulation line of thought has anyone tried some form of insulation for the sides of an intex style pool? There is alot of movement while the kids are playing in my pool so overcoming that may be challenging. Or is the idea of side insulation silly as most of the heat is lost out of the top of the pool. I will also be putting my support legs on pavers to provide even more support for them. My worry there would be the liner contacting the paver and rubbing a hole in it. Is that a non-issue or should I be placing something between the two.
As you can see I am mainly concerned with heating the pool as to extend our season. Also note that I have an extra summer escapes pump and I will be trying to rig it to a solar panel for heating.