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    Pink foam under AGP

    Is the pink foam only used under Intex pools? I'm interested in using it under my liner, but in seaarching, I see the majority of users have Intex pools. Heading to HD tomorrow to walk on it see if I like the feel.

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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    It can be used under any AGP. It doesn't have to be an Intex.
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    What is this pink foam and how expensive of an add on is it?
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    My buddy has a permanent AGP (not Intex). He has the foam under it and it is real comfy on the feet!
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    Bama, I read a post you were thinking about using it on your sisters pool. Ever do it?

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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    1 brand is called foamular at HD. Haven't priced it out yet, but heard its less than hhappy bottom

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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    We just used a gorilla pad under hers.
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    2 packs of ¼" fanfold for an 18' pool ran me around $80. It's been a month, and I can still feel it under there.
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    I used 1.5" pink foam on a 24' pool I put up last month. I believe it was in the $250 dollar range.
    I'm not sure how I feel about it. You can definetly feel where the seems are. You cannot see them, just feel them. What worries me is the liner getting into the seams and causing a leak. Its too soon to tell if this will happen, just feels like it's possible. I made sure to get the seams tight and put 2 layers of duct tape on them.

    In hindsight I feel it may be best to put down the pink foam and the happy bottom over it. This may give you the feel of the foam, which is great, with less seam issues. Expensive though.

    Time will tell how it works for me.
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    We used 1-1/2" pink foam under our 18' round AG steel wall sharkline pool last year with about 4 rolls of duct tape. Then duct taped the foam cove on top of the pink stuff. We used Liner Guard (thick felt) ordered on line, on top of that.

    Trying to remember if it went pink stuff - liner guard -cove
    Or pink stuff - cove - liner guard

    Anyway lots of duct tape, maybe I should have used more, but no problems yet, feels good under your feet.

    Not sure what the cost was we got it at Home depot or Menards it came in 4' x 8' sheets.
    It was not tongue and groove, but we wanted that at first, I thought it would stay together better without gaping, I don't think tongue and groove came in the thickness we wanted.

    You can kind-of see the foam seams when dirt gathers there, but I just vac along the seam and it's gone. Less than the liner seam. We have no folds or big ridges and a solid color blue liner you can see all the dirt on the bottom. Seemed that the lines were more visible last summer, maybe it settled or stretched or maybe I was more worried whether we installed it correctly or not last year.

    Great so far! Hope that helps.
    having trouble getting the picture to attach.
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by slicky5150
    I used 1.5" pink foam on a 24' pool I put up last month. I believe it was in the $250 dollar range.
    I'm not sure how I feel about it. You can definetly feel where the seems are. You cannot see them, just feel them. What worries me is the liner getting into the seams and causing a leak. Its too soon to tell if this will happen, just feels like it's possible. I made sure to get the seams tight and put 2 layers of duct tape on them.

    In hindsight I feel it may be best to put down the pink foam and the happy bottom over it. This may give you the feel of the foam, which is great, with less seam issues. Expensive though.

    Time will tell how it works for me.
    Good Luck.
    Thank's for the input.Will keep that in mind.Ground around here is hard..Plus, pool been in for 13 yrs.Couple yrs ago I replaced the liner&was going to remove all the sand&put padding&foam coves in .But,I didn't..
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    Here are the pics of ours
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    Doheny 1hp, 75sf cartridge filter, Kreepy Krauly EZ vac
    installed ourselves July 2011

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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    and 2 more pics
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    18ft round x 52in wall AG, 8,000 gallon, partly sunk in hill, paver patio,
    Doheny 1hp, 75sf cartridge filter, Kreepy Krauly EZ vac
    installed ourselves July 2011

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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    Thanks for the input. I'm having trouble seeing the pics on my phone. Can't wait to see them on my computer.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    I used 1.5" extruded polystyrene foam (the pink stuff) under my pool without anything else on top other than the tape on the seams (used gorilla tape]. I had a lot of roots, and so far no problems, it is holding up great and most seams can not be felt or seen.
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    If I had it to do over, I'd tape the seams. I've been noticing the dirt settling into lines on the pool bottom, today it dawned on me that it's the untaped joints in the fanfold. Very thin lines, but they're there. They vacuum up with no trouble though.
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    Re: Pink foam under AGP

    I agree with big_kid. My hubby didn't tape all the joints and we get debris gathered in the lines. But, it is very easy to vacuum up.
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