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    New Base for Pool - Question About Pavers

    We are in the home stretch (YAY!) of pool 2.0 build, but I have a question. Due to gopher issues, we built up a frame for our pool(using treated lumber and lag bots, then reinforced with rebar) and plan to do the following:

    weed cloth
    3" of plate compacted class 2 road base
    foam boards taped together with flashing tape
    Pool

    My question: do I still need to put pavers under the legs if the pool is resting on compacted road base? Is it even pavers that you use for a rectangle pool?

    Taking lots of pictures of the process!
    NEW POOL : 9 x 18, 48" deep - Bestway brand, 1 HP Intex 3200 Pump/Sand Filter Combo, Wanda the Whale, Hayward through wall skimmer (still in box)
    OLD POOL 5,100 Gallons, 9 x 19 used Splash a Round, Intex SWG, 1.5 HP Hayward Power Flow LX pump, Pentair Clean and Clear 150 sq. ft. filter, hard plumbed, Wanda the Whale,

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    Re: New Base for Pool - Question About Pavers

    Yes, it is better to have the legs on pavers that are about 2" thick. Pavers provide a more even surface for the legs to rest on, and will spread out the downward forces on the legs from the weight of the water.
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    Re: New Base for Pool - Question About Pavers

    Thank you! Road base to be delivered today!
    NEW POOL : 9 x 18, 48" deep - Bestway brand, 1 HP Intex 3200 Pump/Sand Filter Combo, Wanda the Whale, Hayward through wall skimmer (still in box)
    OLD POOL 5,100 Gallons, 9 x 19 used Splash a Round, Intex SWG, 1.5 HP Hayward Power Flow LX pump, Pentair Clean and Clear 150 sq. ft. filter, hard plumbed, Wanda the Whale,

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    Re: New Base for Pool - Question About Pavers

    Sounds like a great base for the pool😃

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    Re: New Base for Pool - Question About Pavers

    I would still put the pavers.
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