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Thread: above ground pool gorilla pad with Intex 18 x 9 x 52

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    above ground pool gorilla pad with Intex 18 x 9 x 52

    I am installing an INTEX 18 x 9 x 52 above ground pool which they recommend and ship a tarp to go between the ground and the pool liner. From what I've been reading about the gorilla pad it allows condensation to go down into the ground which is a good thing. and foam and I would guess a tarp would cause condensation to accumulate under the right conditions. So should I install my gorilla pad directly onto the ground and forget about using the tarp? Also the ground I am using is wood frame, crushed granite, with a layer of compacted morter sand. I was concerned about washout from hard rains here in arizona in the summer. So thats why i'm still concidering using a tarp to keep my sand under the pool. Maybe I should just put the tarp on the sides of the pool where the sand would be exposed? What do you think?
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    Re: above ground pool gorilla pad with Intex 18 x 9 x 52

    There's no use having both the gorilla pad and a tarp. It won't hurt anything to have both it's just not needed.
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    Re: above ground pool gorilla pad with Intex 18 x 9 x 52

    ok cool I tink i'll just go with the pad then. I has mason sand delivered, is that the same as mortar sand?
    Intex Ultra Frame 18 x 9 x 52 rectangle. 4545 Gallons.
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    Krystal Clear Saltwater System™ w/ GFCI.
    TF-100 Taylor testing.
    K-1000 Taylor testing.

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    Re: above ground pool gorilla pad with Intex 18 x 9 x 52

    Yes, mason and mortar sand is the same thing.
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