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Thread: Foam board under 12x24 intex

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    Foam board under 12x24 intex

    How much area should my foam board cover under my 12x24 intex ultraframe? I purchased 9 sheets of 4x8 so it is an exact fit for the pool liner but I'm now wondering if I should have made it slightly bigger than the actual bottom of the pool?

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    Re: Foam board under 12x24 intex

    I purchased the same today for my upcoming install of a 12x24 ultra frame intex. My guess is the 9 sheets will be fine as the dimensions show on the intex box that the bulge of the liner = 12x24, not the actual liner contact to the ground surface. My intentions are to install the pool over top of a paver patio i recently built. I will use the 9 sheets of 1/2" foam board under the pool for both cushioning and protection from the pavers and lay a 2' border around this with 1/2" treated plywood to add a bit of firmer cushioning between the pool frame legs and the paver patio for better weight distribution. I plan to then lay the tarp over this substrate then install the pool.

    Phase I - Paver Patio 16x28
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    Last edited by sbarbour; 08-01-2014 at 07:42 PM. Reason: Add picture

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    Re: Foam board under 12x24 intex

    Here is the paver patio with an overlay of 1/2" foam insulation board where the pool liner will occupy and a border of 1/2" treated plywood to help distribute the weight of the pool legs across more than a few pavers. Next step is outdoor carpet over this underlay. The foam board makes a nice cushion on the feet over the patio pavers.

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    Re: Foam board under 12x24 intex

    Installed the carpet today over the patio substrate. Ready to install the pool!

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    Re: Foam board under 12x24 intex

    Wow, quite the base. No need to go any larger on the foam than the size of the pool really.
    Ultra 16', Intex Sand filter/pump combo, 8' x 20' solar panels, solar blanket w/roll tube, 1" extruded foam floor with Gorilla pad, Liquid chlorine and stabilizer.

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    Re: Foam board under 12x24 intex

    Finished the pool install, modifications and chemistry! Thanks to TFP for the go-to site for answers to all my questions and continued support for maintaining a happy pool!
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    Re: Foam board under 12x24 intex

    Looks great

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