Installing new pool over old pool base, paver question


Well-known member
Jun 18, 2013
Louisville, KY
My husband and I have taken down our old Doughboy pool. We are putting up a new 21' Sharkline Venture in the same spot, our Doughboy was the same size. My FIL is coming over tonight with his laser level to check the site level. When we installed our Doughboy we did not use patio pavers under any of the bottom plates but the Sharkline pool says to do so. How do I bury patio pavers and keep from disturbing more ground than I need to. We shouldn't have very much leveling to do. My FIL probably knows what to do but I hate going in blind plus I wanna look like I know what I'm doing, lol.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
A small something to dig down in the shape of the stone only as much as needed to make it level with the surface and you are good to do.

Good luck and have some of this on hand :cheers: LOL



TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
Quaker Hill, CT
Since you will have a laser level available you can use that to set the top of each block to the exact same height. A thin layer (1/2 an inch or less) of clean sand under the block, in the hole you dug for it, will help get everything just right. A quick tap with a rubber mallet (or some other hammer like object) on the paver will compact the sand under it. Pavers set like that will get you a top rail as level as can be. Mine show perfect level even with a 4 foot bubble level.