Sand for base of pool


New member
Jun 3, 2020
Hello, new here! I recently had my yard excavated for a 18 ft round summer wave wicker pool. Now that the ground is leveled, I wanted to know the average amount of sand that would be needed. I contacted my local landscaping company and purchased 4 tons of sand. Is that enough?


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Bronze Supporter
Jun 29, 2016
Tampa, FL
Hi there! That’s a lot of sand. With the ground level and compact, you don’t need much more than a thin layer. I didn’t even use any, since my yard is naturally sandy. I just used a tarp and gorilla pad. If the sand is too deep it can shift.


Bronze Supporter
Feb 18, 2018
Northwest GA
That's more than enough. On these types of pools, the sand is only used to smooth out divots in the ground and make the bottom of the pool feel nice, so you just need a thin layer under the liner.
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