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    installation question(s)

    Hello all,

    Im about to start a install of a gently used 24' above ground Im just going to give a full run down of my plan of action if you folks could please provide some input as to problems that I could encounter....

    I plan to sink the pool approx 19" so it will be level with my existing deck the hole will be dug 27' around so I have plenty of room to work. The pool is 52" tall my one question on the excavation should I dig 2 additional inches and then fill back in with 2 inches of sand? or just dig the 19" then put the 2" of sand and compact? I will be using cap block on my uprights for support. from there I will be using an armor shield pad and wall foam under my newly purchased J-hook liner. For the filter I will be using a 2 speed 3/4 hp pump but it will be 35' from the pool itself using 1.5" PVC I have a digital timer for it as well ( How long should I run the pump per day?) I will also be using a sand filter for now but may upgrade to a DE and am going to try the saltron retro salt generator it seems to have good reviews. We are scheduled to start digging on 4/5 so Im trying to get my ducks in a row.

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: installation question(s)

    Welcome to TFP!

    Ideally you want to dig about 3" too deep, then add 2" of 3/4" minus crusher run to provide a stable base, and one inch of sand on top of that. In any case not more than 1" of sand, or it will tend to shift.
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    Re: installation question(s)

    I have carolina clay for dirt do you think I still need the c&r? Does the inside of the rail need to be deeper for the base or should the entire hole be equal depth?


    Thanks again



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