We haven't had a pool in a few years, thought I was going to get a hardside AGP this time round but we decided against it. Probably going with a Polygroup or Intex 18' x 52" this time. Last time we set one up, we just had sand underneath the pool, roots and stuff tried to grow up into the pool so I think I need something different. I was thinking of using Happy Bottom padding or something similar underneath, then to prevent any grass, bring sand up the side about even with the curve in the bottom then mulch on top. Any thoughts on this? Is the Happy Bottom much different than just getting foam board and cutting it to size?
I also noticed that people set the legs on blocks, at least with the rectangular pools. Is this possible with the round pools? It always seemed that the legs were too close to the bottom liner and I couldn't get the blocks under the feet enough to do any good.