Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

  1. Back To Top    #1
    mojopool's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    TUCSON, AZ
    Posts
    55

    Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    I need some advice, I put my pool last year on my old spa concrete slab. I bought a white ground cover that seemed to act like a padding. I cant find that pad anymore, would a heavy duty tarp work just as well? I dont want to spend an arm and a leg on the Gorilla pad.
    1200gal intex 10' x 30" round metal frame vinyl above ground pool, intex swg with 12"sand filter, tf-100 test kit

  2. Back To Top    #2
    mojopool's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    TUCSON, AZ
    Posts
    55

    Re: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    I guess nobody has any advice?
    1200gal intex 10' x 30" round metal frame vinyl above ground pool, intex swg with 12"sand filter, tf-100 test kit

  3. Back To Top    #3
    techguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Antelope, CA
    Posts
    2,687

    Re: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    Assuming your slab is level, a blue Walmart tarp will be fine. Once you get the water in it, it's not moving anywhere.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

  4. Back To Top    #4
    mojopool's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    TUCSON, AZ
    Posts
    55

    Re: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    Thanks, yes its level. I was curious what most people do on a concrete slab. I may get the armor shield for padding, just a little pricey.
    1200gal intex 10' x 30" round metal frame vinyl above ground pool, intex swg with 12"sand filter, tf-100 test kit

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    678

    Re: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    The material that underneath is used to protect the pool from stuff that might damage the liner. So, since this is not expected to be an issue on the slab, I might go for a something that would provide a little cushion but will not stay wet and start to smell. That's my two cents.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Re: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    I've used just a tarp for 3 years. New setup/tarp each year and works out perfect, no smell/tear. I'm going to try it on some paver patio this year and see how it goes.

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    347

    Re: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    I would use a thin layer of sand and then a tarp.

  8. Back To Top    #8
    MrsDimples's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    England
    Posts
    47

    Re: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    I use EVA foam camping tiles. The sort that fit together.


    Intex 10ft Metal Frame - 1,185 gallons
    Intex 530 gall. per hour Filter Pump (Model No. 58604) - Cartridge
    Chlorine / pH dip sticks
    Intex 3kw Heater

  9. Back To Top    #9
    Mod Squad zea3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    9,198

    Re: Placing my 10' round intex metal frame pool on a concrete slab?

    Some folks use sheets of foam housing insulation under the pool, taped together and cut to fit.
    TFP Moderator
    Helpful links: TF Test Kits,TFP Pool School, PoolMath
    Vogue 21' round AG, Pentair 1 hp 2 speed pump, 36 sq ft DE filter, Hayward S180T 150# sand filter, Houston, Texas
    Love TFP? Become a
    TFP Supporter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •