Rectangular Intex on Sport Court?

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Is your sport court level to within an inch? Or is it slanted for water drainage?

What is under the sport court? Is it undisturbed ground? Can the ground support 100,000 pounds or more of weight?

What is the surface of the sport court?
 

mpiliero

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We don't have a sport court. It's an idea we've been tossing around - to basically use the same space as a sport court for the shoulder seasons, the pool during the warmest months (which is only about 3 months here where we live) and an ice skating rink during the winter. We have already used this area for the pool and ice rink in the past - the sport court surface would be the new addition but didn't know how we would handle support for the legs - in the past we have used 4" deep cement blocks for the leg supports.
 

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What would be the sport court surface?
 

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Can you place the sport tiles over the cement blocks and remove the tiles over the blocks when you erect the pool?

I don’t think the tiles can be expected to handle the weight of the pool on the legs.
 

mpiliero

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We were thinking we may need to do something like that as well - swap out the sport court blocks for cement blocks where the legs sit. Not sure how much effort would be involved in that swap out. Thanks again.
 

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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!
 

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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!
Then give it a try. Worst case the tiles will crack, you will need to take the pool down, and complain to the manufacturer.
 

mpiliero

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We've been looking at a brand called Ultra Base Systems because they claim they can be installed directly on ground (with appropriate drainage and prep, of course). All other systems we have looked at require a cement (or similar) base. Panels seem to range from $21-$25 per panel and are 28" x 28" each.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

mpiliero

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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.
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.
 

mpiliero

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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.