1. R

    Pavers - Smooth vs Textured

    Our pool patio build starts next week and our contractor needs us to decide between smooth or textured pavers. We are using EP Henry’s Bristol (Bristol Stone®) line. I’d love to hear any opinions on these options. Thanks!
  2. BMerrill

    Pool coping and deck installation

    The pool builder is complete with his portion of the project. I will be installing the coping and the pool deck. Both will be Techno-Bloc pavers. The fiberglass pool has a 3' concrete bond beam around the perimeter. Coping? Prefered adhesive (thinset, mortar, Flexlock or ______ brand adhesive)...
  3. Geminisq

    Im back & starting over!

    I just wanted to update that we ordered our new ABG pool! After the horrible tragedy of our pool collapsing a month ago, we have really missed our pool. I'm treating the pool site and 2 ft around it with Sedge grass killer as I did with the previous pool. Thankfully we already have our ladder...
  4. G

    Pavers need if using stone dust?

    Hello, I have an Intex Ultra Frame 32x16. Currently the ground was dug out and leveled. Then there’s roughly six inches of stone dust leveled on top of the soil. Then a compactor was run all over it. Is that surface ok to support the legs or are pavers crucial (I’m tired of digging!)?
  5. E

    Trying to fix brother in laws mistake

    I'm frustrated and idk what to do besides drain what we have so far and I don't want to if there's anyway I can go around we have a 14x42 bestway pool. I set it up completely and all my brother in law had to do was bury the pavers, make sure it was level and start filling it. When I got...
  6. S

    Cutting foam base for Intex 15’ round metal frame with pavers under legs

    Hi all, I’ve been reading lots of posts in the forum and the info has been very helpful- thank you! It was here that I saw the idea to use XPS under our pool, and to put pavers under the legs. We have worked the last several weekends on digging/leveling the ground (which is a mix of clay and...
  7. I

    7/18 pavers cracked on 12x24 Intex above ground pool

    It took me and my husband about a week to set this pool up, and yesterday with about 2 feet of water left to fill, one of the pavers cracked. I checked back this morning and 6 more have cracked in half. They are sitting on top of the liner that came with the pool, a fake grass liner, a thick...
  8. J

    15x7 rectangle pool. Pavers needed?

    Currently setting up a 15’ x7’ (4.5m x 2.2m) rectangular intex pool. Pool has been placed on 0.75 inch (20mm) XPS foam which sits on grass. Lawn was levelled last summer so no issues with that. My question is regarding pavers. I’ve seen a lot of threads regarding their use but all seem to apply...
  9. S

    Leveling a pool with Foam Core Board

    Hey guys, new to the forum here and could sure use some help. I had my metal framed intex pool set up last year on a paver patio, and there was about a 2.5" difference in level. This year, I thought I would correct this. My thought was to use Owen Corning Foamular board (100 psi strength)...
  10. S

    Can I pour concrete "footings" instead of pavers for AGP install under Posts?

    I am getting ready to set up my Coleman 22' x 52" Round Pool. I have had several similar AGP's just progressively keep getting bigger as we need to replace them. This is our 4th one over 12ish years. Made a lot of mistakes over the years and want to do this one as correct as possible. (too...
  11. G

    Alternative to burying pavers?

    Shew-ee. I was clueless to the work that goes into ground prep. But I want to do this right. At least right enough that I don't have an unexpected flood in my yard in the near (or any) future. Picked up 18' x 48" round polygroup summer waves elite frame pool. tilled up soil with a tiny tiller...
  12. C

    I can feel the pavers inside my pool

    Hi there , We have a 16x8x42 intex prism rectangle pool. I need some advice and tips . We have spent the better part of 2 months or so leveling our ground ... sand ... dug in pavers etc. we built the frame and measureD out the 1 foot all around for the u support so we could then place are...
  13. P

    Leveling and Location of Pavers for Pool Legs?

    Hi. Newbie here. 18 ft 48 inch Intex round metal frame. We just spent weeks getting the ground perfectly level. I’m a bit frustrated as it’s taken a lot of time and money to get where I am. Now I’m adding 18 pavers to the ground to prevent the legs from sinking into the ground. I’ve read every...
  14. NE Surfer

    Backfill Blocks for Uprights

    Leveling completion is finally in sight! I have my 4” blocks sunk and leveled within +-1/8“. I need to level a bit where the bottom rail will be, but that should be easy with all the dirt I now have to add and tamp down. My question is, since I had a lot of rocks/pebbles in my soil it was...
  15. NE Surfer

    Stone Dust Under Pavers

    Hi All - getting close to finishing prep on the new pool. I have read conflicting suggestions on whether to put a layer of stone dust under the pavers that will support the uprights. I have 16 x 8 x 4 concrete pavers and I live in MA - so will have freeze / thaw conditions. Is putting 2” of...
  16. T

    New above ground pool leveling bottom track

    Working on leveling bottom track. Have a few pavers in. all level and set at the same height but there are gaps under the track, causing the actual track to be out of level. Do I just pack dirt underneath the track to bring it up to level or will this cause issues later on? Also considered...
  17. R

    Ground Prep for Intex Pool - Nuances

    Hi folks I am new to the forums, please forgive me if this should be obvious. I am the lucky owner of a 15' x 48" intex prism pool. I've been scouring the forums to learn what kind of ground work prep I need before I set up the pool. Based on what I have read, this is roughly what I plan on...
  18. J

    Joints too small for polymeric sand...what should I do?

    Hello Everyone, This is my first forum. Please help. Coming to you from Memphis, TN with questions and pics about what to do about my small grout joints on my pool deck. I have a concrete pad with what appears to be coral stone pavers with beveled edges mortared in place with no sand...
  19. pjt

    Travertine Pavers: Sand or Concrete Base?

    Is it worth the extra money to have a concrete base for travertine pavers? Most of the PBs here install them with a sand base.
  20. tank47

    Techo-bloc Aberdeen Patio

    Anyone use techo-bloc Aberdeen pavers for their patio? We are leaning towards their rock garden brown color and am looking for some inspiration for bring it all together with walls, wall caps, steps, etc. If anyone has used this would love to see pics of the colors and materials. Thanks in...