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Thread: Foam Floor Insulation for AGP

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    Foam Floor Insulation for AGP

    What are thoughts on using a 2inch closed cell foam insualtion for the floor of a new above ground pool insulation? Is it worth the investment?

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    minxcal's Avatar
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    Re: Foam Floor Insulation for AGP

    My father in law has it because they're in FL and he kept having Bermuda grass come through liners. I'm in PA and my pool is really just used for my floating enjoyment, so I skipped it. Do you have grass/root/plant issues, and who will be using the pool and how? If there's a lot of volleyball playing, kids jumping, etc., it may be worth it.
    17' x 30' plaster pool, Intellipro Variable Speed pump, filter that's about to be replaced, 1 skimmer and 2 returns, and that's about all I know about this pool!
    4' ledge all the way around, deep "scoop" about 9' deep - NO DIVING!

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    Re: Foam Floor Insulation for AGP

    Not sure if this helps, but we started off for a few years with an above ground intex and I used it and loved it. First year we didn't, second year we did. Made it more easy to level and it was softer on the feet. The first year regardless of how long we tried to get any little rock off our base, seemed one would always find its way to the surface. I wish I would have put it there the first year. We made the plung to a IG this year, but if I was to have an above ground again, I would do it.

    It was a pain, to tape seems and cut, but in the end it was worth it.
    Pool: 18000 gal w/ spill over spa Pump: 3HP Intelliflo VS 011018 Booster: 1.5HP Sta-Rite Dyna-Max Filter: 300 sqft Sta-Rite System 3 Heater: Rheem RayPak 399 BTUH Chlorinator: ClevaChlor RP30HD Controller: Jandy iAquaLink RS PS8 PDA Cleaner: Pentair Pool Shark Plumbing: 2"

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    Re: Foam Floor Insulation for AGP

    What kind if pool are you getting? Is it going to be professionally installed?
    Pool: 18000 gal w/ spill over spa Pump: 3HP Intelliflo VS 011018 Booster: 1.5HP Sta-Rite Dyna-Max Filter: 300 sqft Sta-Rite System 3 Heater: Rheem RayPak 399 BTUH Chlorinator: ClevaChlor RP30HD Controller: Jandy iAquaLink RS PS8 PDA Cleaner: Pentair Pool Shark Plumbing: 2"

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    Re: Foam Floor Insulation for AGP

    I highly recommend it. I didn't know the importance of it when we had our pool installed. We will definitely add it when it comes time to replace the liner. The ground changes during the seasons. If you live in an area where it freezes the dirt will expand and contract under your pool. Then the weight of the water will eventually cause "dimples" to appear on the floor if you use sand alone. This makes it harder to vacuum and it starts to look like the surface of the moon . Also, a very rainy season like we had this summer will slowly wash the cove away from the edges and can even expose sharp rocks that could damage your liner. This has been my experience.
    AG 18' X 52" Round Pacifica Pool w/ Metal Diamond Unibead Liner. Installed in March 2007.
    2.5 HP Baquapure 2 Speed Pump, 200 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System.


    Former Baquacil user
    Converted to BBB in Fall of 2009 - Now I have a truly trouble free pool!

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    Re: Foam Floor Insulation for AGP

    I'm taking my pool down in the next month but I'm going to put foam boards down next year. This year there are some sharp rocks poking up in a few spots, and I've crossed my fingers and held my breath that they wouldn't poke through the liner, and so far so good. But it's always a worry in the back of my mind that I don't need.

    My problem is I can't find 4x8 sheets of insulation. My local Home Depot has a variety of Owen Corning pink in various thicknesses in 2x8, but no 4x8. I can't even find it on the Home Depot website. If anyone knows where to get it and what thickness, please let me know.
    Jim
    Intex 15' x 42" -- 4,000 gallons
    installed August 2012
    Intex 2650 sand filter, Hayward skimmer
    TF-100 test kit, TFP method

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