I am bleary eyed trying to plan our project--thuoght I'd ask you experts.
I currently plan to install the 12x24 ultra frame pool in the side yard where I currently have 14x35 grassy area--mostly even.
I think I need to do the following:
-use sod cutter to remove grass 14x26
-build a wooden frame using 2x12x12' boards leaving 12x24 open on inside
-fill inside with 1.75 inches mason sand, stamp down, tarp over that
-add .25 styrofaom board, which brings you even to top of frame, tarp over all
-assemble pool, feet extend on the 2x12's
do I have to remove the sod, or can I cut it very low, place tarp over and add sand?
should I use the 2x12x12 frame or should I make it slightly larger out of 2x4's on the long edge, and put pavers inside for each of the feet to rest on?
do I have to use sand and foam, or once the sod is out, can I just use foam and bury the pavers?
the pool comes with the sand filter, do I need to upgrade to the salt water system, or should I use the BBB method?
I used to have an 18' easy set in this space, when we got rid of it we planted grass--so the area has at one time been leveled.
Honestly I want to do this job and not regeret not hiring someone to install a smaller pool (if I got one installed, I can only afford a 12-15' round). I am afraid after sand, a sod cutter rental, wood frame, pavers, etc... I will be spending the same amount.
Sorry I am so all over the place, I just can't decide what the best plan is.