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    Paver Quesstion

    Hello everyone,
    Here is my build build so far, installing Inxtex 22x52 Ultra Frame Set. Do I set the pavers on the level ground and install foam to raise the bottom or set pavers in ground with a little sand to make it soft?

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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    From what I've read here, the trick setup is to set the pavers directly on the dirt and cut out the foam board to excatly fit and hold them in position.

    Try the search box using paver foam intex or some combination thereof. If you look for the icon in the list, that tells you which ones have pictures
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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    What was the end result and method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed01 View Post
    What was the end result and method?
    I didn't use foam board, but if I did...

    I would chose my foam board and pavers and dig the pavers down to be level with the foam board. It wouldn't be very affordable to buy 2" pavers and turn around and buy two runs of 1" foam board.
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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    How is it with just sand?

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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed01 View Post
    How is it with just sand?

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    I just used sand after making a level spot and I don't see any trouble doing it that way other than leveling and tamping the sand is more labor intensive than cutting and taping foam board. The sand is way cheaper than the foam board as well.

    I put my pavers on the ground and dug the high ones down so they were all at the same level then filled in with sand and tamped and leveled it out. I put a tarp over that and then the pool.
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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed01 View Post
    How is it with just sand?

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    The only reason I wish I would have splurged on the foam board, is the sand tends to get footprints and such in it when you are setting up your pool. We even have two dimples where the ladder was sitting when we got in to work on wrinkles.
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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    I'm putting 30mm foam board underneath my pool this year... Last year I used carpet underlay, I wouldn't recommend that, but we has so much lying around...It was very comfortable, but grew mould....
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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    If I ever get to redo my liner, I want the foam boards. I'm getting so spoiled hanging around here for so long...
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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    Are these sufficient, shows 12x12x1.75. Maybe I'll browse the foam just to see

    http://m.homedepot.com/p/12-in-x-12-...200/100333077/

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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    I just put up that same pool using 3/4" foam. What I did was leveled an area a bit bigger than the pool with my neighbors skid steer (whew!) and then had gravel screenings brought in. I fine tuned the area with the screenings and the board w/level like in your picture. I put the 3/4" foam over that and taped the seems with Tyvek tape. I then assembled the top of the frame, positioned it in the center of the foam, and marked the location for my pavers. I bought 6x9 2" pavers from Lowes. Next, I used a box cutter to cut out a spot for each paver and dug them out with small garden tools. Like with leveling, put in a little extra time here to make sure all your pavers are level. I put a tarp over all of that and then the pool.

    I'm not sure how much of that method is overkill but it made sense to me at the time . In hindsight, I would have used bigger pavers and spent more time making sure they were all level with each other. The legs on my pool have started to creep towards the back of some of the pavers so I may have to cut out some more foam and try to move them back a bit. Also, had I spent more time in the initial leveling stage, I probably could have avoided the screenings. My pool has been up for a couple weeks now and seems to be doing good. Hopefully it will stay that way!

    Hope this helps. Good Luck!
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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    JD, what foam did you use?

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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    Quote Originally Posted by mac.dblues View Post
    The only reason I wish I would have splurged on the foam board, is the sand tends to get footprints and such in it when you are setting up your pool. We even have two dimples where the ladder was sitting when we got in to work on wrinkles.
    I found a new reason the night before last after installing my skimmer that I hadn't noticed before which I think can be contributed to the sand... NO SEEUMS! Maybe I would have had them anyway, but I only remember seeing them around sand in the past.
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    Re: Paver Quesstion

    Quote Originally Posted by laceygirl View Post
    Thank you Lacey, I can't find "extruded" for the life of me local =/. Def seems the way to go. You all give me "pool envy"

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