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Thread: se 30 sand vs decomposed granite

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    se 30 sand vs decomposed granite

    I am setting up my 14' round intex. I have leveled the ground , now I need to decide what to put under it. SE 30 sand or decomposed granite? I plan on watering and packing which ever one I use and then putting pavers under the legs. The cost difference is not the issue. I just want to put down the best material or the right one for the job. Advice? thanks in advance
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    Re: se 30 sand vs decomposed granite

    I have used decomposed granite for landscaping and it is not a very smooth surface ... many small sharp rocks.
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    Re: se 30 sand vs decomposed granite

    agree, DG compacts better but it is not smooth. Lots of small jagged rocks to poke feet and holes. Go with sand.
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    Re: se 30 sand vs decomposed granite

    Just an aside.....sand is fine but provide something around it so it cannot wash out in a heavy rain. Pea gravel (it's called "screenings" in NC) is resistant to erosion and not very rough at all.
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