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    Foam over sand?

    My pool installer included sand as a base and I do want sand put down on top of the dirt.

    Would the foam or gorilla pad on top be overkill?

    Is it typically one OR the other?

    If gorilla type pad/foam goes over sand, the benefit would be its s softer step? Thinking that might not really matter to me.




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    Re: Foam over sand?

    A vermiculite bottom might be your best choice.

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    Re: Foam over sand?

    When using foam or a gorilla pad you don't really need anything else as long as the ground is level. Sand is often used to level out the final small unevennesses, but isn't required if everything is already level.
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    Re: Foam over sand?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    A vermiculite bottom might be your best choice.
    I'm going to have to google that one.

    Thanks Jason, that makes sense with the sand.


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