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    The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Well, I have picked y'all's brains and you've been wonderful. Now we finally have all the components and beginning the assembly and paver placement. I LOVE looking at all of the pictures you post so I thought I'd reciprocate and post a few of ours! And so begins the process . . .
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Thanks for the pics. Looking forward to your progress and more pics
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    here are a few more pictures of our progress:

    They are loading up all the trash / debris


    Gonna grind that stump!


    My work place Supervisors! Nothing gets past them!


    Okay, Mama, So far so good! I've worked hard and I'm ready for a pupperoni break!


    We are making progress. We are setting the step stones in place today. I'll post more pictures later.
    Angie M.
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Love it. I am soo excited for you. We just ordered our pool today. Now we have to get started on the ground work. I Love when people post their pictures. Looking forward to your progress!!
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Those are some really cute and cuddly lookin' workplace supervisors!
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    A few more pictures:

    I decided I needed a BIGGER shovel


    tamp, tamp, tamp! (this is the man who owns the bigger shovel)


    Lookie what we got!!
    Angie M.
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    more toys!



    gobs of salt




    LOTS of insulation
    Angie M.
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    trimmed to fit (kind of)


    the left side is actually level. it looks odd because the tarp is made in panels and the weave is at a different angle.


    and she's UP! WOW! it was a little over powering at first glance! But, I love it!


    and a view from my back porch


    It started raining two nights ago, right after I took this picture. Tho it helps with the fill, it sure is messing up
    the aesthetics for picture taking. I have the water hose in the pool and am filling it up along with the rain so maybe
    it won't take too long. My youngest granddaughter and I climbed in today for a bit and scooped leaves out. We had a wonderful time and the water was only ankle deep! Oh, the blue ladder is from the old pool. It won't fit in this one but, it makes for a dandy hose reel/holder.
    Angie M.
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Looking good!
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Thank you!
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Nice- Congrats!
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Looks fantastic! Can't wait for more updates. Did you put any sand down? It looks like you used insulation and tarp only. Thats what we are thinking of doing. Can't wait to see how it works out.
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Big_kid, thank you!

    Edn35 -Thank you so much! I put down the tarp that came with the pool. Then I put down a 30'x60' tarp, the insulation, then folded the tarp back over the insulation. I did not use sand. I live in NE Florida and all we HAVE is sand! Nearly impossible to pack down. Packs fine if it's wet. But let it dry and it just loosens up on you. I also resessed stepping stones for under the feet. It is difficult to get a bead on the stones tho, once the weight of the pool and water set in. I'm going to trim the insulation back some more once the rain lets up. That should make it easier to make sure the feet are over the stones.
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    love the pics
    hope it fills up soon so you can start enjoying
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    The water is 2 ft deep and COLD! My granddaughter keeps telling me how much she likes really cold water.

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    lol. they love cold water until they have to get neck deep in it. My daughter does the same thing. haha!!
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    wow!!! looking good!!

    I still have dirt but this gives me some inspiration!!!
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Oh this is wonderful! It is nice to see the process of actually putting down the foam boards, as that seems like it is going to be somewhat of a challenge for us (or at least we are thinking so).
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    A note about taping the insulation. Some have said to put three layers of tape. Do this thing! I had totally run out of steam by the time I taped it. It's holding but I think I'd rest easier if I'd have put a strip down the middle and then overlapped a second and third piece. It would have provided more tooth to the grip of the tape as there'd be more contact area between the tape and the insulation. As I have flexed the insulation around the edges, trying to line everything up, some of the exposed edges have popped loose. These edges will be trimmed away before I'm finished but, I'd feel better if I had triple taped the seams. Hind sight is 20/20 and I wish I had listened . I was just so danged bone tired at that point I didn't have it in me to tape anymore.

    Oh, digging the step stones in was my biggest challenge. The insulation was a cake walk by comparison.
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    Re: The process of installing our Intex 26'x52" pool

    Thanks for all of your great insight. I have to ask but really don't want to, so here goes..... Have you had any leaks or tears yet?? I've read so much about this pool and that seems to be one big problem with them. We ordered and are waiting on the arrival of this exact same pool. I'm soo hoping that all goes well for you. Hoping it goes well for all of us and that there have just been a few unfortunate cases of leaks and tears. Love your updates. Thank you so much!
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