Hello Everyone. I have been reading many former and current posts and viewing pictures. What a Great informative site.
My roommate recently purchased an Intex 14' x 48" pool. Against everything I have read on the internet I decided the pool should be semi buried, because of slope in my yard it will be buried 36" on one side and 28" on the other. I plan to use the included tarp and have purchased interlocking floor mats for the bottom of the pool. The legs will be placed on bricks. I'm not sure if I should use styrofoam sheeting around the exterior or interior of the pool to prevent the back fill from touching the vinyl lining. Any suggestions will be welcomed. I am unable to find the extruded polystrene recommended in many posts in the Tampa Bay area.
The other issue is that the pump and filter that came with the pool is inadequate but larger pumps are likely to "blowout" the wall of the lining.....as I have been told by many pool installers. At this point I am not sure what pump and filter system I should go with. I have already invested close to 2k for the dig, relocating drainage pipes and irrigation that does not include the fence I will need to have installed . I'm too far in to back out now. PLEASE HELP!!!!!