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    intex 22x52 ground prep question

    I live in las vegas and we have dessert landscaping and to make it worse a lot of Caliche in the ground. My entire backyard has Mojave gold 3/8 minus rocks. When you walk you don't feel anything sharp and it feels soft. Since the pool will only be used 3-5 month and stored the rest of the year it's not worth to remove all the rocks just to end up digging into caliche which is worse. I'm thinking of using some type of padding to be on the safe side on top of the rocks and putting the intex ground liner on top.

    Searching here I've found different options like gorilla pad, carpet, carpet tiles and regular padding at home depot. Any suggestions and will I be ok?

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    Re: intex 22x52 ground prep question

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I would avoid the carpet and that can mold and stink. Stick with the gorilla pad or use the insulation foam.
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    Re: intex 22x52 ground prep question

    Thank you for the feedback. Any specific type of insulation foam? I'm thinking getting that from lowes or home depot since no one has gorilla pad in stock locally.

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    Re: intex 22x52 ground prep question

    From what I see, many people use the pink foam board.

    Have you checked how level the area of the yard is? It really should be within 1" all the way around.
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    Re: intex 22x52 ground prep question

    not yet, that will be done during this weekend.

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    Re: intex 22x52 ground prep question

    Level Level Level- This will be the hardest task.

    The gorilla pad is not for comfort, it is to prevent rocks-grass etc from coming up under the pool. I have one under mine.

    The pink foam is for comfort.

    I used crusher run with fines for my base, once in and compacted it is like concrete and less likely to shift on you.

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    Re: intex 22x52 ground prep question

    Thanks. I have decided to go with anti fatigue roll mats since its a temp setup just for the summer. Hope it all works out.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/anti-fa...mat-61241.html

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