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    Tongue & Groove or Straight Edge

    I was wondering if anyone had feedback on what style of extruded (pink) foam works better under the pool. I would imagine that the tongue and groove would hide the seems better than the straight edge sheets. Obviously I would still have the seems taped for the tongue and groove install, but I just wanted to see some real world feedback on the tongue and groove sheets. I think I'm going to purchase 3/4" Foamular 250 tongue and groove sheets.
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    Re: Tongue & Groove or Straight Edge

    I can not help you because I have a sand base but wanted to wish you luck on your install. Post pics! We'd be very interested to watch!
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    Re: Tongue & Groove or Straight Edge

    I'm buying the foam tomorrow. Any advice?
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    Re: Tongue & Groove or Straight Edge

    3 layers of duct tape on the seams.
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    Re: Tongue & Groove or Straight Edge

    It doesn't really matter, tongue and groove or not are both fine.
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    Re: Tongue & Groove or Straight Edge

    Just use good quality tuct tape instead of duct tape, holds much better. Its a red tape for house wrap that builders use, available at local building store.
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    Re: Tongue & Groove or Straight Edge

    It's not a "duct tape" you want, its a waterproof PVC (red stucco tape) or House wrap tape.



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    Re: Tongue & Groove or Straight Edge

    Oh man, you guys are a day late. We used extra strength "Duck Tape" brand. Hopefully it'll be all good. They seem like they did a good job with it.
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