Gesh, I only used 1 roll of tape. Got them taped about one and half times. Good work though!So just wanted to thank everyone for their responses. My wife and I started putting in 1" foam from home depot over the weekend. Not too bad. They had a coupon for $25 off, + $25 off for getting a credit card. Also used a gift card I've had in my wallet forever. $300 for 15 sheets (minus the discounts).
15 sheets is going to work perfect for 32x16 apg.
I'm about 90% done the foam, then need to add the foam cove and liner, then start filling. So far it looks pretty good, way better than it did before. I had used only sand before but after about a week the bottom was all lumpy (I'm sure it was my fault being my first pool install). I had a lot of extra sand that I had to shovel out, that itself took 2 days Shoveling, leveling, tamping, repeat. ~ 4 hr days. Stopped when it got too hot to be working outside on my days off!
I will say if I could give anyone pointers, it was a lot easier to work with wet sand as opposed to dry. I know that's not something new, but I was 1/2 through leveling and it was getting hot and I couldn't figure out why it was getting harder to get things right than it had been that morning. Then I remembered wet sand was easier to level. Could of saved myself at least an hr that day.
I used gorilla tape and taped each seam 3 times, we'll see how that does. I'm thinking I might go over it more with regular duct tape. Does anyone have a recommendation on how many layers of tape to avoid the seams?
Will try and post some pictures when I get some together.
i did 2 layers with gorilla tape. it just about tore my shoulders apart. I think it was over kill. One layer probably would have worked.
I think we've gone through 3 rolls of gorilla tape, at least 3 layers offset on each seam. Not to mention regular duct tape for odds and ends. It was good work. My wife helped, so it was fun.Gesh, I only used 1 roll of tape. Got them taped about one and half times. Good work though!
honestly, i just kinda wing'd it. I laid out as many wholes pieces that would fit. Then to fill in the gaps, I used some packing paper to kinda cram into the open spaces and formed it up to the shape of the hole I was filling. Then I laid that on top of a new piece of foam board and just cut it out.
Thanks I didn't even think about making paper templates. I appreciate the quick response.honestly, i just kinda wing'd it. I laid out as many wholes pieces that would fit. Then to fill in the gaps, I used some packing paper to kinda cram into the open spaces and formed it up to the shape of the hole I was filling. Then I laid that on top of a new piece of foam board and just cut it out.
I was following right along until "you'll need a cove....foam coving from Amazon". what is this?It’s flat and smooth with the exception of the tape lines from using 3 rows of tape on all the joints. I could take a pic, not sure how well the “smoothness” of the floor will show. It’s great though, no lumps, or dips, basically flat.
If you are replacing a liner, you’ll be in a better spot than me. We had to dig out into hard pan, with a lot of clay. So even though my surface was level, I found that it was really uneven. The foam took care of this except where the joints didn’t line up. That took extra work. If you already have sand, smooth it out with a board, and the foam should go over that great. Just remember you’ll still need a cove, I used the foam coving from amazon.