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    Pool is back up

    Finally had decent enough weather to re-level, install stone blocks, Gorilla pad, and foam under the pool. So far, its level, hope it stays that way. I had to put 1 1/2" shim under 1 post, not sure what happened there, but it's all good. Now just filling, then guess I will be trimming all the extra foam away and doing the landscaping around the pool. Get the pump out, and hook things up once again.
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    Re: Pool is back up

    Nice pic. I can appreciate the hard work. Hope it holds-up well for you and you have a great swimming season.
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    Looks great!
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    Nice job! May I ask why you used foam and gorilla pad? I thought the choice was kinda one or the other. What's the advantage of combining them?
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    Looks good man!
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    Re: Pool is back up

    Quote Originally Posted by FunFinder View Post
    Nice job! May I ask why you used foam and gorilla pad? I thought the choice was kinda one or the other. What's the advantage of combining them?
    Well, one advantage could be weed barrier from gorilla pad.
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    Good work! Bring the heat!
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    Good job! Bet you are glad to have that sorted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunFinder View Post
    Nice job! May I ask why you used foam and gorilla pad? I thought the choice was kinda one or the other. What's the advantage of combining them?
    I had a ton of roots I found growing under the old pool, so after removing them I wanted to ensure nothing would be able to poke up into the liner. The Gorilla pad will stop anything from growing through, and the foam does that as second protection, plus nice flat, soft bottom. Nothing quite like that little bit extra protection, and I cannot believe how soft the floor feels now.
    Took me 3 weeks of root removing, packing, wetting, packing, wetting, packing, etc until I was confident the spots I took roots from were packed tight enough again.
    Also the foam I used is only 3/4", but its the stuff we use for under poured concrete to insulate basements, so its designed for the pressures involved.
    Ultra 16', Intex Sand filter/pump combo, 8' x 20' solar panels, solar blanket w/roll tube, 1" extruded foam floor with Gorilla pad, Liquid chlorine and stabilizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrelB View Post
    I had a ton of roots I found growing under the old pool, so after removing them I wanted to ensure nothing would be able to poke up into the liner. The Gorilla pad will stop anything from growing through, and the foam does that as second protection, plus nice flat, soft bottom. Nothing quite like that little bit extra protection, and I cannot believe how soft the floor feels now.
    Took me 3 weeks of root removing, packing, wetting, packing, wetting, packing, etc until I was confident the spots I took roots from were packed tight enough again.
    Also the foam I used is only 3/4", but its the stuf
    f we use for under poured concrete to insulate basements, so its designed for the pressures involved.
    Oh, ok, thanks for the info. I'll be setting my intex ultra up whenever it stops raining here, so I was curious. Thanks for the response. I bought landscaping fabric with a 10 year warranty against weeds growing trough it, so I hope that works. Did you get the interlocking foam or the regular edge? I was wondering if the interlocking would be worth the few dollar difference to make it easier to tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Well, one advantage could be weed barrier from gorilla pad.
    Thanks Casey! I didn't realize you would need both.
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    Re: Pool is back up

    Quote Originally Posted by FunFinder View Post
    Oh, ok, thanks for the info. I'll be setting my intex ultra up whenever it stops raining here, so I was curious. Thanks for the response. I bought landscaping fabric with a 10 year warranty against weeds growing trough it, so I hope that works. Did you get the interlocking foam or the regular edge? I was wondering if the interlocking would be worth the few dollar difference to make it easier to tape.
    I used the regular edge since that is all it came with. I had no trouble taping it together, as my wife pushed the edges while I taped.
    Ultra 16', Intex Sand filter/pump combo, 8' x 20' solar panels, solar blanket w/roll tube, 1" extruded foam floor with Gorilla pad, Liquid chlorine and stabilizer.

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