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    Newbie finally gave in

    First of all thanks for the add great site. My wife and son finally convinced me to get an AGP, mainly my 6 year old. Im going to be getting an intex 16x48 pool. I have a few questions after leveling the spot going out 18' I have been reading about putting down insulated panels my ground is really sandy. I will be using the intex swg my question is how do i keep it out of weather dont have a deck around pool. It will be next month before I get home to install pool. I dont want to rush install do it right the first time.

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    Re: Newbie finally gave in

    Welcome to TFP! So if I understand your question, you are wondering about trying to keep the SWG system itself covered correct?

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    You also mentioned previous posts about insulated panels, so I'm a bit confused.
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    Re: Newbie finally gave in

    Sorry about that I just went back and reread it. My first question is has anyone used the insulated panels under pool instead of pool pads I plan on using them with a ground cover. Any ideas on keeping swg covered and out of the rain.

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    Re: Newbie finally gave in

    I've seen several posts in the past for "Gorilla Pads" under pools. Perhaps more for protection as opposed to insulation, but you might still like to Google that one. I'll have to let SWG owners chime-in on their methods to protect the unit. While I don't believe it's necessary, some owners have gotten creative with the equipment, if not for protection from the elements, then for aesthetic purposes as well.
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    Re: Newbie finally gave in

    Thanks for the quick response. The panels are the extruded polystyrene foam from the big box stores.

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    Re: Newbie finally gave in

    While you wait for others who might reply for advice, I found these previous threads I thought you might like to read:
    To Foam or Sand new install
    Any experience with a rigid foam base instead of sand ?
    Polystyrene Foam Insulation for Pool Bottom - Pink Vs. Blue

    I hope some of this helps you.
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    Re: Newbie finally gave in

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