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    New Pool Owner - Setting up my first above ground pool

    After a couple of weeks of trying to squeeze pool prep in between rain and family visits, I finally got the pool up. I started by bringing in about a half yard of sand to lay down on top of the leveled ground. My soil is clay, so the sand is there to give a soft base to protect the liner and be...
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    New Pool Owner - Setting up my first above ground pool

    I've been putting in the sweat equity to get the ground prepped. My plan was to get each patio block fully supported to avoid having high spots or voids under the patio blocks. I know that will crack them quick. I also had the same idea to assemble the top ring of the pool so I can line up the...
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    New Pool Owner - Setting up my first above ground pool

    I'm starting to wonder if I could double them up. I've already got a set of the 1.5" ones sitting out in my back yard that I purchased a week ago for the pool. I also have some treated lumber in my garage I could use to help spread the load of the legs on the patio blocks.
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    New Pool Owner - Setting up my first above ground pool

    yeah, mine are the 1-1/2" thick smooth patio stones that the big box stores sell. I'm hoping they don't crack.
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    New Pool Owner - Setting up my first above ground pool

    The pavers are 12x12 inch square, buy they are only an inch or so thick. They are the patio stones that Menards sells for just over $1 per piece. I was hoping that the area covered would make up for any lack of height. I wouldn't think they would want to sink unless the ground under them would...
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    New Pool Owner - Setting up my first above ground pool

    Hey everyone, I'm a new pool owner getting ready to setup my first above ground pool. We bought a summer waves 14x48 metal frame pool (in the light wicker print pattern - not that it matters). As a side note, it seems like this particular pool may not be a common model. The 14x48 size with the...
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    New Pool Owner - Setting up Summer Waves Above Ground Pool

    Hey everyone, I'm a new pool owner getting ready to setup my first above ground pool. We bought a summer waves 14x48 metal frame pool (in the light wicker print pattern - not that it matters). As a side note, it seems like this particular pool may not be a common model. The 14x48 size with the...
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    Hi everyone. New pool owner.

    Hi everyone. New pool owner here. My name's Mark, and we just bought our first pool. With all the Covid-19 impacts, my wife and I decided to get ourselves an above ground pool. We figure if sports, museums, zoos, etc. are all going to be cancelled or closed, then we should do something fun for...