Hi folks, thanks to this site & all the information I decided on installing an Ultra Frame 18' X 48" in the backyard. I removed about 3" of dirt on the high side & leveled with a ten foot 2X6 with a four foot level placed on top in a 20 foot radius. I then used HD landscape fabric & dropped sand which I raked out level. Then I leveled that with the same 2X6 with four foot level, when everything was level I used a compactor to compress the area. On the high side I have 1.5 inches of sand & the low side has 1 inch. What I couldn't do since I didn't have the pool at the time was place pavers, now that I have the pool I have set the top ring up & placed on top of PT decking board that I cut into 8"x8" squares. I realize now I should have possibly dug deeper in the dirt, placed brick pavers & then dumped sand raking & compacting BUT my neighbor only had access to the Bobcat & compactor last weekend before I had the pool.
Now that I have set up the top ring to gauge where to place my wood pavers I am realizing that without the pool being fully set up the legs may move once I fill it & with only an 8"x8" area for the leg I need to be as exact as possible since I know I need to bury the deck board flush in the sand. I see now why a 12"x12" brick paver is preferred but I don't even have enough depth in the sand to place one since they average 2", it would require me moving the sand, lifting the landscape fabric to dig the dirt & re-leveling everything which I'd prefer not to do since I don't have access to the compactor anymore. The pool is only a seasonal pool since I live in NH so it will be set up & taken down every year so I'm pretty confident wood is fine at least for this year? Any suggestions on where to go from here? How to measure & place the pavers? Whether I should use a different paver material? My brain is hurting from all this thinking! Any help is appreciated, thanks.