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    getting ready to get a new pool

    Well the kids and wife have convinced me to retire our 8 year old 16x48 intex. We are going to go with a 26x52. I have an idea for the new pools placement. I am planning on making a 28x28 square from 4x4 treated. Making sure all sides are level, then fill in with paver sand and compact it with a plate compactor. Will this paver sand make a good enough base for the pool? Just an idea, what say y'all?

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    Re: getting ready to get a new pool

    I used a fine sand in the bottom of my 24' Radiant but do have several wrinkles. I'm not sure what else you'd use.
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    Re: getting ready to get a new pool

    That's exactly what I did, just on a larger scale: Dimension at the ground for Intex 16' Ultra frame pool.

    Most people here will advise against the use of sand, but mines been up going on 4 years now with no problems (once I finally got it level!).
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    Re: getting ready to get a new pool

    We are in the process of upgrading from an 18' to the 26'. We are moving it to a sunnier location, on the edge of a field. We decided to out 5 ton of modified 2A rock something or other, ha, down before the sand. My husband is going to tamp it down as soon as this rainy spell is over. I Also got a pad, similar to a Gorilla pad, to put down. Along with some concrete pavers under the posts. Hoping to have the pool for a long time!

    Keep in mind, the sand washes away more easily than rocks or undisturbed dirt.
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    Re: getting ready to get a new pool

    Thanks for the responses. I don't think wash out will be an issue as the sand will be in the frame. Would crush and run work better than sand?

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    Re: getting ready to get a new pool

    Crush would be a lot better.
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