Thanks to all that have posted on this site in the past...my wife did our family a "favour" :> and bought an AG pool last year and I'm trying to install it now. I have zero idea what kind of pool it is...I can tell you it the base rails measure 23'7" when laid out and round, the top and bottom rails are metal C channel, the wall is 48" corrugated aluminum and there is an aluminum top cap that goes across the top of the posts with plastic caps. Probably not much help, but hey...
The pool is a 24' sucker that is being installed on what was a 24" grade. I brought in a big shovel on Monday and he got me within 1.5" across the 24'..so far so good.
I got some 10x10 patio pavers and I have bases for the the 17 posts sitting on those. In some areas the bottom rails are 1-2" off the ground though. My plan is to level the pool base (add a 6" radius on the inside at the bottom) and then add the liner.
Q - Can the the bottom of the rails sit on packed sand or do they need to be sitting on something more firm. I know the liner will have a lot of downward force, but the walls transmit a lot of downward force to the bottom rails.
Thanks for any help you can lend,