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    Pool float recommendations for a big guy (wasn't sure where to post)

    Yeah, I looked at that one, but the mfr was 9-14 and Amazon's rec was 12-15 years and it says that the interior hole measures 20 inches wide, so it didn't strike me as a good fit for my guy. Thanks!
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    Pool float recommendations for a big guy (wasn't sure where to post)

    I have an autistic sixteen year old who seriously lives for his pool, but I'm having a heck of a time finding an inner tube pool float that is comfortably his size. He's a big guy (think xxl swimsuit) and he's probably 5'10 or 5'11 right now, so even the "bigger" inner tubes are a bit tight on...
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    So Close...until I noticed that the floating joint had popped. Now draining.

    We drained it completely and made some adjustments and it popped (and stayed) back in for the refill. What a harrowing experience! Anyway, fingers crossed. And of course, we've got a cool spell headed our way for this week. Thanks for asking!
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    So Close...until I noticed that the floating joint had popped. Now draining.

    After a hair-raising set up of our 16.5 x 9 x 48 oval Intex Prism, the fill was going pretty well. I went into a phone meeting and my oldest took watch, which should have been fine, as he's nineteen, but I came out after the meeting and noticed that one of the floating corner joints is all but...
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    Could someone post pics of the wood used in place of pavers for the Intex (or similar) oval pool set up?

    I hope so, too. I just checked it as it is filling and one of the floating joints has popped out so we're draining. We've been babysitting it through the whole fill, so I don't even know when this happened. I seriously feel a little sick right now.
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    Could someone post pics of the wood used in place of pavers for the Intex (or similar) oval pool set up?

    Man, I have to say that this is the most precarious pool set up I've ever had. Just...wow. It is filling and as far as I can tell, everything looks good re: leveled base (definitely the *most* level pool we've ever had, that's for sure!), but these movable joints scare the chlorine out of me...
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    Could someone post pics of the wood used in place of pavers for the Intex (or similar) oval pool set up?

    The instructions for our 16.5 x 9 x 48 say 15 x 15 inches for the wood. Good luck!
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    Could someone post pics of the wood used in place of pavers for the Intex (or similar) oval pool set up?

    Yeah, I realized that after I posted the link. Fortunately I found the right ones at Home Depot. *Whew*
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    Could someone post pics of the wood used in place of pavers for the Intex (or similar) oval pool set up?

    So if the instructions indicate 15 x 15 x 1.2(?) inch pressure treated wood, that's not lumber, that's pressure treated plywood, right? Because the instructions also say that the wood grain needs to be perpendicular to the support legs and I don't know how to do that with 2 x 10 or 2/x 12 cut...
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    Could someone post pics of the wood used in place of pavers for the Intex (or similar) oval pool set up?

    Right? Pavers were my first thought, too, as I've used them before, but only with round pools that don't have braces. I'm reading about problems specific to the oval pools with the pavers cracking under the side braces, and the instructions also indicate that we should go with pressure treated...
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    Could someone post pics of the wood used in place of pavers for the Intex (or similar) oval pool set up?

    Back in the day, we used pavers with our 15 x 42 round Intex Ultra Frame, but we have an Intex Prism oval 16.5 x 9 x 48 and I'm reading here about issues re: pavers and the oval pools, but for the life of me, I can't picture what we need in my head. After the 15 x 42 round Intex Ultra Frame, I...