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    Question Installing new pool over old pool base, paver question

    My husband and I have taken down our old Doughboy pool. We are putting up a new 21' Sharkline Venture in the same spot, our Doughboy was the same size. My FIL is coming over tonight with his laser level to check the site level. When we installed our Doughboy we did not use patio pavers under any of the bottom plates but the Sharkline pool says to do so. How do I bury patio pavers and keep from disturbing more ground than I need to. We shouldn't have very much leveling to do. My FIL probably knows what to do but I hate going in blind plus I wanna look like I know what I'm doing, lol.
    21ft round Doughboy AG, 9,300 gallons
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    Re: Installing new pool over old pool base, paver question

    A small something to dig down in the shape of the stone only as much as needed to make it level with the surface and you are good to do.

    Good luck and have some of this on hand LOL

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    Re: Installing new pool over old pool base, paver question

    Thanks Kim, I figured that's how it would be done. Seems like a silly question now in hindsight.
    21ft round Doughboy AG, 9,300 gallons
    22 inch ClearWater Sand Filter
    1 HP Hayward Power Flo Matrix Pump
    Install 6/16/13
    TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Installing new pool over old pool base, paver question

    Not silly at all....better to make sure rather than do it wrong.

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    Re: Installing new pool over old pool base, paver question

    Since you will have a laser level available you can use that to set the top of each block to the exact same height. A thin layer (1/2 an inch or less) of clean sand under the block, in the hole you dug for it, will help get everything just right. A quick tap with a rubber mallet (or some other hammer like object) on the paver will compact the sand under it. Pavers set like that will get you a top rail as level as can be. Mine show perfect level even with a 4 foot bubble level.
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