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    2 year paver problems

    I have done a lot of reading here. Thanks for all the information provided here. Now I have a question. This is the second year that I have set up my intex 32*16 ultra frame pool. I used the same pavers as last year, which are 8 inches wide*16 long *1 1/2 high. Last year I had 1 or two blocks sink on the front end and tip so that the end of the support was at the front of the block, but I let it go and had no problems.
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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    All I can think of is to get bigger blocks and make sure the poles are put on in such a way that IF the block tried to tip/move with the pole there is still plenty of block for it to stay on.

    Wet ground has a lot of give. I bet the dirt is giving under the weight of the pool.

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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    Maybe put a base of some type of rock under the pavers?
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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    i would agree with PAGirl. Or you could stack 3 pavers like a pyramid which would give more ground taking the weight.

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    Re: 2 year paver problems

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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    put 3+ inches of gravel underneath the pavers. Of course if the ground gets REALLY wet (souply) your only option is to double or triple your stone length, but then you run into strength issues (stone could break). If it were me, I'd put a bed of gravel (3") then sand (1") then stone. Kinds like how you would lay a normal paver deck.

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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddd View Post
    put 3+ inches of gravel underneath the pavers. Of course if the ground gets REALLY wet (souply) your only option is to double or triple your stone length, but then you run into strength issues (stone could break). If it were me, I'd put a bed of gravel (3") then sand (1") then stone. Kinds like how you would lay a normal paver deck.

    Good luck!
    I like this idea the best! We have a winner!

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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    Thanks for all the replies. Is the pool ok to swim in if I leave it be? All the other sides are fine and the water is level within an inch or two. I really don't want to drain it and refill after thinking about it.
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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    Do you have any kind of help that can/will help you use something to get the let up and paver back under it?

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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    Yes, I have someone to help me but I am not sure how to go about it.
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    Re: 2 year paver problems

    I have been thinking about it more. I am worried that any attempt to lever up the pole going down will cause it to bend more

    Maybe just try to shore it up so it does not sink any more and find a way to support that area. 2x4s with a groove notched in the top to fit the top rail in with pavers under them? One on each side of the low pole?

    Above all else be careful that it does not sink more.

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