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    Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    We decided to dig down a good 6" and remove all the grass and then fill with sand. It looks good and we are almost done with final leveling.

    My question is - do you put a tarp over the sand? Or just put the pool right on the leveled sand?

    Please keep in mind this pool is small (13x39) and only staying up for 2 months.
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    I recommend putting a tarp over the sand. It helps protect the bottom of the pool better than just having sand.
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    I've seen everyone use the tarp.
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    Tarp.
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrelB View Post
    Tarp.

    Can anyone tell me why we should use it?
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    It protects the bottom of the liner better than just having sand there. It can prevent grass from coming through the sand and growing into the liner as well as keep any small critters who dig underground and up to the bottom of pool.
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    I cant seem to find a tarp for a round 22', any recommendation the one that came is bad quality.

    Can you tape 2 tarps together and cut it to size? its the only way i can think of doing it from buying from a local store
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    Quote Originally Posted by latin_racer View Post
    I cant seem to find a tarp for a round 22', any recommendation the one that came is bad quality.

    Can you tape 2 tarps together and cut it to size? its the only way i can think of doing it from buying from a local store
    We usually buy tarps at Home Depot. Yes you can tape them together.
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Azgirl71 View Post
    We usually buy tarps at Home Depot. Yes you can tape them together.
    thank you, any type is ok or do you know a better one?
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    I prefer the thicker ones. We have gophers and Bermuda grass that like to try to get through. Our first AGP gophers did make it through.
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Azgirl71 View Post
    It protects the bottom of the liner better than just having sand there. It can prevent grass from coming through the sand and growing into the liner as well as keep any small critters who dig underground and up to the bottom of pool.
    Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    Your welcome
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    Re: Leveling the ground (tarp?)

    Do you have an Ollie's nearby? They carry a large variety of tarps at a good price.
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