This forum is a gold mine for a newbie like me. Wow.
I'm hoping to get some input on setting up my dream, errr, pool.
Here's what I got:
Intex 18' x 52" Ultra Frame ($175 used, 1 season w/1500 gpm pump, Craigslist)
Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump (new, Amazon)
Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System ($50, used, Craigslist, 1 season, different owner than pool, super friendly helpful seller who sold me his 1yr old blue solar cover for $8 )
Pool Base Plan:
Level dirt (my Operating Engineer nephew w/mini-excavator)
Foam board 3/4" x 4' x 8' http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
Pond Liner (old, never used for a pond, thick and heavy)
Does that combo sound sufficient for the pool base? My nephew was saying we should do 4" - 6" compacted base rock + 2" sand + old liner. I like the talk of the foam board and wince at the thought of rock under sand under my pool.
Oh, in Northern Calif.
Thanks in advance for input!
(I call it my "Splash" pool because it's for my Golden, too. That is if she likes it and takes to the training to keep her off the sides! ).