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    Foam Insulation Layout?

    This will be my first year putting up an Intext 20x48 pool, and I want to put some insulation board under it. I recall someone posting a diagram of how to lay it out and tape it all together to minimize the waste. Does anyone have that link? Just curious as to how many boards I will need.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18'x48"
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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

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    I think this may be what you're asking about. Some people used computer programs to help me out and I did some figuring on my own with graph paper, compass and ruler.

    Any way hope it helps some.
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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

    Here also is a link to my install. About 2/3 down on page one is a picture of the actual foam layout.

    the-process-of-installing-our-intex-26-x52-pool-t46052.html


    I used duct tape and honestly not enough of it. General consensus on this board is to use Gorilla tape. One strip down center of the seams and then layer two more runs of tape, overlapping on either side of the first strip. Do it their way, not mine. The three strips of gorilla tape will work a LOT better than my duct tape.

    Oh, remember to post pictures of your progress. We LOVE pictures!
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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

    Agreed. I only used " foam board and didn't tape it very well. So far it's not been any real trouble, but when the pool needs to be vacuumed I can see the dirt that has settled into the cracks between the pieces of foam. It doesn't bother me nearly enough to drain the pool, move it, and re-tape it though!
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    Big kid, I hear you! I'll just deal with it for now and if I ever need to drain the pool ( heaven forbid) ill fix the tape work then!
    Angie M.
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    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

    Thanks guys. As far as the base, do you put a tarp down, then the insulation, and then another tarp? I think the pool comes with one base tarp. Just wondering which is better to use and where.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18'x48"
    Intex 14-Inch Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump
    Intex Intex Krystal Clear Salt System (not yet installed)

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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

    I first lay down the tarp that came with the pool. Then I lay down a30' x 60' tarp (1/2 over the blue tarp). The insulation was put down next and then I folded the 60'tarp over the top of the insulation. So, from ground up I have: tarp, tarp, insulation, tarp. May be over kill but I was determined to protect the pool bottom.

    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

    I have dirt, a thin layer of sand (wouldn't do that again)foam, tarp that came with the pool, then the pool itself.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

    I was planning on doing sand, but now I'm seeing that I might not have to do that, especially if I'm putting down the foam.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18'x48"
    Intex 14-Inch Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump
    Intex Intex Krystal Clear Salt System (not yet installed)

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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

    Sand will shift, settle, and wash out. Go with the foam.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
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    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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    Re: Foam Insulation Layout?

    Ditto what Big Kid says. Sand is a slippery slope.
    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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