What a great forum! I've been lurking since last Summer "here and there", and again (more often this Summer). I finally registered to get ready for next year's install. I've been using the search and reading a bunch but had 1 initial question.
I've been reading quite a bit about using road-mix / screenings as the pool base. I've looked at a few other places on the internet as well as spoken to a few local pool guys.
What are everyone's thoughts on using the screenings and Gorilla Pad or Happy Bottom in lieu of just sand? We have decided on a 15 x 30 x 52" A/G.
Originally I had planned to level and use sand but I have appx 25 Tons - a full truckload of screenings left over from a paver patio install.
I wanted to use the screenings and Gorilla Pad as my base.
Can I get opinions - Good or Bad (or if I'm off base) on the following?: I'd like to use.
1. Road-mix/Screenings (Would like to verify thickness with the board)
2. Gorilla Pad
3. And the Foam Cove (is there a difference between the stick on kind and the kind with the metal backing??)
Followed by the liner of course.
Sorry for the long post.