What base is best for setting up Intex pool? Sand or crusher fine rock or something else?
Excavate out the pointy bits or rough material and use a play sand or brick sand bed for your liner. If you have 2 inches or more of play or brick sand, you'll be fine. You WANT a sand bottom. Not a hard concrete or brick one. That's just harder on feet and increases your chances of a nick in the liner. Crusher rock is commonly also called limestone screening. That's absolutely taboo for a vinyl pool. Your liner is at most a 25 mil one. You'll hole it the second someone puts their foot down. The softer and finer bottom you have the longer your liner will last. Harder bottom is NOT good. Drop something capable of reaching the bottom and it impacts it with sufficient force...you now have a hole. Hard bottom, soft liner..it doesn't take much. Bricks or solid concrete bottom?? Who would do such lunacy? Even an inground vinyl pool with a concrete shell has a top coat of vermiculite/portland/sand mix. That vermic is there as a shock absorber.
This Site Might Help You. RE: What base is best for setting up Intex pool? Sand or crusher fine rock or something else? We live in the desert so yard is all sand with lots of stickers/goatheads and prickly things. Was thinking of putting some crusher fine type rock under it that compacts very well and would cover the sand. Any suggestions??
do not use rocks!! that can rip the bottom of the pool faster. in my backyard we put in big slabs of concreate. if thats to expensive try bricks