i plan on putting the pool (15'x48" intex metal frame) on my existing paver patio (pavers are 16"x16"). i do need to tear it all up though and get it nice and level. its not to bad but you know an old patio can get. a little wavy here and there and a slight bit sloped. i plan on digging out the high side, which only seems to be no more than 2" higher. then just spread all that dirt and gravel mix around. leveling it with a 2x4 an 4' level. i'll probably throw in a few bags of gravel too. im guessing i should use a tamper too.
now for underneath the pool i plan on putting the tarp down on the pavers and then i just happen to have those interlocking rubber matts that you use on basement floors or even outside (1/2" thick or less). i figure i can put them on top of the tarp and then the pool on that. it will make a softer base and add a ton of protection. should i cut holes for the legs to go through? or would it be ok to put the legs directly on them?
one thing though is im not sure if i have enough of those matts, i think i do but with my luck i dont. if not, is it ok to just put the pool directly on the tarp?
is their anything else i should be doing? or does this all seem like a bad idea? i dont really want a big dirt circle in my yard the 9 months a yr that the pool is put away.
the pool holds 4400 gallons.