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    27' ABG Pool Install

    Howdy To All!!

    Well, I've been working on the installation of an above ground pool. I have the base all ready, level, and the blocks all cut in and level. I've spent more time than needed prepping this base and I hope that the extra time will pay off in the long run. The soil base is undisturbed and is a clay mix so it's very hard to say the least. This is my first do-it-yourself install of a pool but seems to be going well so far. I have a couple of questions and I'm looking for some advice from the experts here.

    1.) I have a heavy liner material used in the oil field industry I picked up from my brother for free. This liner is in excess of 30mils. I was going to lay the liner material down first, lay the frame in place, and than put sand on the liner material. Is this the correct order to proceed in? If so I will install the heavy liner material tomorrow night.

    2.) I was going to lay some sort of pesticide down for ants before putting the liner barrier material down. What is the best to use for this type of pool?

    Since everyone likes a picture I will post the prepped site. I'm open to criticism as it generally extends to learning. Thanks for the help!!

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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Someone on another post mentioned non-petroleum based insecticide so there is no chemical reaction to the vinyl/plastic. They also suggested the same thing with a weed killer. Hope this helps.
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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Looks like you have done a great job!

    That really looks clean and neat.

    Why not use foam instead of sand?

    After all that work why use something that could wash out or leave footprints or dents that could create a problem later on?

    Besides you already have your pavers dug in and nice and level with the ground, adding sand will cause the center to be higher, unless you cover the pavers with it also, in which case your supports will end up sinking thru the sand to the pavers anyway, they may sink a bit in the foam too, but not as much as the sand I would think.
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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Welcome to tfp, Bow_Extreme

    Very nice job on the sit

    Put the liner down before the sand...though I am with SamSab on the foam instead of sand...it is what I did, but sand works as well.

    Most people put down a herbicide that will kill nutgrass...I am not sure about insecticides.
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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Most people put down a herbicide that will kill nutgrass...I am not sure about insecticides.
    Linen, I'm pretty sure that insecicide will not kill nutgrass!

    just kidding.
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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Yes, I already took care of the weed issue with roundup. What type of foam and how thick should the foam be?
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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Good looking site, the extra time spent levelling the site is absolutely time well spent!

    People generally put 1.5" to 2" standard rigid external insulation board (the pink stuff), the seams have to be well taped so water dosn't push them apart.
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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Quote Originally Posted by cramar
    Good looking site, the extra time spent levelling the site is absolutely time well spent!

    People generally put 1.5" to 2" standard rigid external insulation board (the pink stuff), the seams have to be well taped so water dosn't push them apart.

    Thanks for the info!!
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    Re: 27' ABG Pool Install

    Quote Originally Posted by Taterfink
    Most people put down a herbicide that will kill nutgrass...I am not sure about insecticides.
    Linen, I'm pretty sure that insecicide will not kill nutgrass!

    just kidding.


    I have used gorilla tape brand of duct tape to tape the polystyrene and it works really well.
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