building sandbox

Feb 9, 2017
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charleston/sc
#1
ive seen some pool owners installing a pool on concrete by building a sandbox frame, adding sand then level. But can this be done on the ground as opposite to digging down to level? Im wanting to built a rectangle box using 4x4s, rebar the corners to prevent shifting, add sand, compact and level. Has anyone here done this will good results? my pool is about 3800 gallons of water.
 

CJadamec

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Apr 29, 2016
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Quaker Hill, CT
#2
Yep the sand box method can work but its generally an option of last resort and isn't without its dangers. It will also add to the cost of the installation somewhat. Other than not wanting to dig are there other limiting factors to make you choose this idea? You won't be saving yourself any work by doing a sand box it will be adding a lot of extra work.
 

jeffchap

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Jun 27, 2012
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Edmond OK
#6
ive seen some pool owners installing a pool on concrete by building a sandbox frame, adding sand then level. But can this be done on the ground as opposite to digging down to level? Im wanting to built a rectangle box using 4x4s, rebar the corners to prevent shifting, add sand, compact and level. Has anyone here done this will good results? my pool is about 3800 gallons of water.
Just in case you're able, I did exactly what your asking about: Dimension at the ground for Intex 16' Ultra frame pool.