Aftermarket AGP Wall Coating for Semi In-ground Install

Nathan8372

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May 13, 2020
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South Texas
Pool Size
5300
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
Good Morning,

I was wondering if anyone was coating their above ground pool walls with anything prior to partially burying them. I received my HII resin-frame pool with steel walls and was looking for input on doing this. My soil is a clay-mix so the hole should retain it's shape without concrete slurry. My question is if I should coat the steel walls with tar or truck-bed spray before backfilling. I read something about people putting tar paper against the wall prior to backfilling but I think that would just trap moisture between the pool wall and tar paper. I'm not really concerned about warranty retention.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
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35000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60