I'm still undecided between foam, gorilla pad, and sand. It will be going under an Intex 18x48 Ultra Frame. I've cut out the sod and swinging a 10' 2x4 around a pivot point the bubble stays in the center of the level, but the ground is still lumpy. This is making me lean toward sand, but the idea of a pad underneath does sound comfortable. Then again, how much would I be able to feel it? I do need to keep costs in mind too. Options, options, and more options. I miss the simplicity of the inflatable ring in regards to setup! The yard was level enough as it was for that.
Anybody have any thoughts, experiences or raves/regrets?
I almost forgot to ask about patio blocks! I'm thinking I should go ahead and use them since my pool has always seemed to be a neighborhood attraction, and as such has a lot of splashout which keeps the yard muddy. Seems to me they'd hold up better than wood would.