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    Foam Cove, What order

    I am sure this has been discussed before however I had a hard time locating it. I have peel and stick foam cove, Do I install 2" of sand first then foam cove, or foam cove first? I don't have the foam cove in my possession yet so I am not clear on the order. Thanks Foamer
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    Re: Foam Cove, What order

    Most instructions from the Cove manufacturers say to install the Cove before spreading your sand.
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    Re: Foam Cove, What order

    I just went and read all of Gladon's cove instructions and they all say to have the pool floor finished and compacted before installing the cove. I read that as having the sand in place before setting the cove.

    The best thing to do is read the particular mfg's instructions for the cove you get.
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    Re: Foam Cove, What order

    This info can be very hard to find, I had a hard time anyways, never really did find it from my manufacturer.

    My cove was notched at the base to account for the bottom rail, my logic was: if I put sand first than what is the point of the notch? It's just empty air because the pool base will be even with that bottom rail.
    I wanted the notch to be reinforced by the rail, so I put the cove down and then the sand - being careful where the 2 meet.
    If there is no notch in the cove I'd put on top of sand.

    I'm not saying what's right from wrong, but 2 summers in and my cove is fine.
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    Re: Foam Cove, What order

    Mine has the notch too but in my case I didn't use sand. My pool sits right on compacted earth with a Gorilla pad so the notch was needed to sit over the bottom rail.
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