I have known about this site since last summer when I ventured into the idea of an above ground pool for this kids. Now I am doing something about getting a pool up and running for the lousy UK summer and have just signed up to be a member of this great website.
I have an 'eye' shaped area of my garden which I dug last year (around 10 inches deep) as previously it was a poorly laid concrete foundation by the previous owner for a trampoline. The area was so poor that it could only be dug up.
This was dug up last year (sept to oct) and the area has been exposed to all UK weathers for at least 4 to 5 months now, but since, weeds and grass has started to seek through as expected.
I now need to make this area a foundation for my 12ft intex pool.
Here is a pic of the area at the moment: (The circle is where I want the pool to sit).
What would be the best way to prepare the area because I haven't got a clue on how to make this dug out area into a suitable foundation for a round pool. My main concern is weeds coming through, and not sinking being a muddy area!
I can also dig out more area if needed, not a problem! It actually works out that I can fit a 12ft pool in that space with a 1ft perimeter around it.
I would like to have a round foundation for the pool to sit on and then weed barrier and gravel around the pool.
What would be the best way to achieve a good foundation? Any ideas are HUGELY appreciated.
Thank you all,