Do I need sand???


Bronze Supporter
Jul 12, 2013
Long Island, NY
I am having my 15 foot pool installed next month. I bought the Armor Shield Liner Floor Pad to go under the bottom of the pool. Do I need sand also? The pool store guy told me to get a yard of mason sand? Is that needed and why?

Also, he recommended getting 2"x8"x16" pavers to go under each leg. Is that recommended as well? Thanks


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
The folks who have the least amount of trouble with their AGP sets up spend the extra time to prepare the site properly. You don't want to take any shortcuts and then find the pool out of kilter (which can be unsafe if "off" too much) as you'd have to then empty and re-do it.

The liner keeps weeds from moving up into your pool, and the sand makes for a softer bed. The pavers give the legs a solid surface to bear down on since its a lot of weight on those legs.

Yippee :flower: