Best underlayment for concrete pad for frame pool

JEC11718

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2016
101
Panama City
I'd like something that will look good, my pool is 17' and my pad is 18'x19' so I have room for the steps and pump. Would outdoor carpet or some kind of padding work?
 

PJBear

Active member
May 25, 2014
44
Owen Sound, ON
Our pool is on a sand bed but we added the blue foam insulation panels, taped together with Gorilla Tape, then overlayed with a Gorilla Pad...we have the nicest pool bottom ever! We got the idea on this forum! Everyone loves our pool!
 

cfherrman

TFP Guide
May 10, 2017
2,527
Hays, Kansas
If it was mine I would just go straight to xps foam, the thickest your pocket book likes. Go in your chosen box store and put the thinnest you want on the floor a stand on it, that should give you a idea. You can also level with sand underneath the foam if your concrete is sloped
 

JEC11718

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2016
101
Panama City
Too late! I just went to harbor freight and picked up a 19x39 tarp on memorial day with a extra 25% off for a grand total of $40. I doubled it and set up the pool. Borax, bleach and some cya for the intial startup and whee! --We are two months ahead of last years start!