Concrete slab in Above ground pool


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Jun 3, 2015
Does it matter if you pour the concrete slab before the walls of the above ground pool are up or after the walls the walls are up?
If it’s a standard steel (or resin) walled pool, I would think the slab would be poured first so the pool can be set on top.


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Apr 1, 2007
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An IG vinyl clad pool pool almost always uses vermiculite/cement mixture or sometimes sand.......I am sure there are some slab pools but I don't remember any as a common construction method.


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Jul 10, 2012
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Most slabs have a slight to them to help drain the water. You might not even notice it by look at it but if you put a marble or ping pong ball on it you will see it or a large level.

The other reason is the concrete could rub the bottom and wall where it meets the bottom and cause holes.

Also kind/people jumping from the ladder (we know they will :roll:) could get hurt from landing on the hard surface.