Then give it a try. Worst case the tiles will crack, you will need to take the pool down, and complain to the manufacturer.The manufacturer of a court system we are looking at says the tiles are rated to be load bearing up to 43,000lbs per square foot. Does that give any insight into the leg support situation? Thanks!
Perhaps we could run a wide (something like 2"x12"x16') pressure treated board along the sides of the pool for the legs themselves to sit on to provide some extra support/protection?Lol, doesn't sound fun at all when you put it that way. Going to keep thinking on this one....lol.
Thanks for your response. This would be on dirt or some sort of "paver base" base. We got a total quote and I think it's out of the consideration book anyway.I didn't see in the thread what the sport court tiles are going to be on? Dirt? Concrete? I have a plastic tiled sport court in my yard, but it is installed on a concrete slab. I suppose it would hold the weight of a AGP, but I think if I were going to have a seasonal pool on it I would take the tiles up and put it on the slab. I fear the constant weight of the pool w/water would deform the tiles. Who knows what will happen if the sport court tiles are on something less solid that concrete, like compacted dirt or DG base.
One other thought on the concrete - because I had been pushing more for that previously - I think concrete needs to be graded for drainage to some extent and we all know any degree of grade and intex pools don't mix, lol.What’s the advantage of a sport court vs just concrete? (Since the other systems need to go on concrete)
Why I was asking about the price is I figured they couldn’t be cheap, and you are listing $3.8 per square foot on the low end, and it seemed like concrete might be suitable on it’s own. A quick google search shows $4-8 per square foot for 6” concrete slab. Obviously the concrete is very permanent, but you can play basketball and such on it, it would make the easiest base for setting up an Intex pool ever, and would work great for an ice skating rink too.
It is normally graded. Like if you have a patio or driveway poured they will make sure it has a grading as water pooling isn't usually desirable. But there's no reason it couldn't be poured flat, if you specifically request it done as such. At least no reason I'm aware of, but I'm also not a civil engineer or concrete specialist.One other thought on the concrete - because I had been pushing more for that previously - I think concrete needs to be graded for drainage to some extent and we all know any degree of grade and intex pools don't mix, lol.