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    Foam Bottom questions

    Hi All,
    I purchased a intex 16 x 32 Ultra Frame pool, and it sounds like the 4 x 8 sheets of pink foam would make the best bottom...

    Menards has 1" tonge and groove for $ 16 a sheet. I believe I need 16 sheets of it... ( $ 315 with tax and gorrilla tape ouch! )

    Question 1:

    Is the 1" thick enough?

    Question 2:

    If so is $ 16 a sheet what most of you are paying or where can I buy cheaper?

    Question 3:

    I have topsoil here in ohio and was going to just rake out the top soil as smooth as possible then I was thinking about putting a cheap tarp over the dirt before the foam.
    Do you guys put the foam right on the top soil or a tarp in between the dirt and the foam?



    Thanks for any input!
    Joe

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    Re: Foam Bottom questions

    We put up a 22' Intex this year with the foam. Our last pool, we didn't have it. What a huge difference!

    Planned to use the 3/4" foam but lucked out when Home Depot didn't have enough sheets in stock. They
    Sold us 1 1/2" for the price of 3/4. Sweet at $15 per sheet. We put it directly on dirt.

    Diana
    Intex AG 22' x 52" Ultra frame, Intex 2650 pump, sand filter and SWG
    Hayward in-wall skimmer, Wanda the Whale, center fountain, Intex magnetic light

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    Re: Foam Bottom questions

    how many sheets did you have to buy for a 22' intex?
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    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame - approx 10,000 gallons of water
    Intex Sand Filter pump (8hrs Run Time)
    Krystal Clear Saltwater Model 7110/8110 (6hr run time/day)
    K-2006 TEST KIT

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    Re: Foam Bottom questions

    We bought 16 sheets but had the equivalent of at least two full sheets left over. We could have done it with 14.

    Diana
    Intex AG 22' x 52" Ultra frame, Intex 2650 pump, sand filter and SWG
    Hayward in-wall skimmer, Wanda the Whale, center fountain, Intex magnetic light

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    Re: Foam Bottom questions

    I used 1", and its plenty. Just love the feeling on the feet.
    Ultra 16', Intex Sand filter/pump combo, 8' x 20' solar panels, solar blanket w/roll tube, 1" extruded foam floor with Gorilla pad, Liquid chlorine and stabilizer.

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    Re: Foam Bottom questions

    Darrel,
    Did you put the gorrilla pad under the foam or on top of the foam?
    Thanks,
    Joe

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    Re: Foam Bottom questions

    Under the foam so nothing grows through it.
    Ultra 16', Intex Sand filter/pump combo, 8' x 20' solar panels, solar blanket w/roll tube, 1" extruded foam floor with Gorilla pad, Liquid chlorine and stabilizer.

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    Re: Foam Bottom questions

    Used the 3/4" extruded foam sheets from Lowes around $15/sheet. For 16'x32' pool I needed 16 sheets. Worth the price!
    AG-Intex Ultra Frame 32 ft x 16 ft x 52 in, Water Capacity (90%): 14,364 Gal, Hayward SP1091WM Dyna-Skim Above Ground Pool Skimmer Kit
    Intex 2650 GPH Sand Filter Pump & Salt Water System CS20110
    3/4" Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board Insulation, Gorilla Floor Padding
    Borated sparkle added

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    Re: Foam Bottom questions

    I used the foam as well, in my signature is my pool build with allot of photos. The pink stuff is not available in my area so I used the white stuff.
    Tim Jacobsen Lodi Ca.
    18'x48" Intex Ultra Frame (5700 Gallons)
    TF 100 Test Kit, Speedstir, & Sample Sizer. Liquidator Installed.
    Hayward C550 Cartridge Filter (55 Sq. Ft.), 1HP Powerflo LX Pump, Pool Rover Jr.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...uild-Questions

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