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    lulupalooza's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Evans, GA

    ground prep for new pool- questions

    Hi everyone!

    I have some questions about making sure the ground is prepared properly before we get our new pool installed. I belive they will be using sand and also treating for 'nutgrss" I have a profound fear of this stuff,lol since I have read so many horror stories about it growing right through the liner!

    I know the doughbough dealer said that they use a foam base(sand washes away) AFTER treating for the nutgrass. The dealer where we are getting our pool through (Griffin Pools and Spas) said the foam base is not good because of fungus/mildew issues.

    Now I don't want no darn nutgrass! Not sure if we have any in our yard or not, we have centipeid grass is all I know, but being the south I am sure we got it. I just don't want it growing through my pool!

    So I was thinking about when they do come out to set up the pool about laying either some 20 yr weed blocker and/or some visqueen plastic liner, then go with the sand base.

    Any thoughts or suggestions? what is best?

    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

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    Jun 2007
    New Orleans
    I'm no expert, but I'm sure laying some visqueen won't hurt. On my old intex pool, I put down sand, then tar paper, then visqueen. When I took the pool down a year later, there were no signs of growth.
    21' Round AGP, 10k gallons - 2hp 2spd pump - 300lb sand filter - Stenner Chlorine Injector - Pool Rover

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    Crazycalvin's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Irmo, South Carolina
    Hello, I am in SC and we just had a 15 x 26 AGP installed. They put down Zap's (spelling?) on the sand during installation. I can not comment on the sand versus foam. Good luck and submit a picture when install is complete. Later, Calvin.
    15 x 26 Sharkline
    2.5 HP Dual Speed Pump
    200 Sq. Ft. cartridge filter

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