Asked by: Gurdeep Stiglbrunnersports snooker and pool and billiards
Should I put sand under my above ground pool?
Last Updated: 2nd April, 2020
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Just so, why do you put sand under a pool?
The sand acts as a barrier between the ground and the liner and helps to protect the liner from any rocks, roots or other hard objects. It also provides cushioning for the floor of the pool, making it more comfortable underfoot.
Also Know, should you put a tarp under an above ground pool? It's OK to use a tarp under the sand but not in place of it. A tarp will allow all the lumps and bumps of a dirt base to show through into the base of your pool. With just a tarp you still have to have a cove for the pool to be safe. The cove can be dirt, sand or foam, but it has to be there.
Thereof, should I put sand under my Coleman pool?
The ground should be dug level on virgin soil always. The sand is simply a buffer from the pool liner to the ground. The sand should be inside the pool track, never under the track. If the track of the pool is set on sand, it will wash out and the pool will settle or sink, reducing the longevity of your pool.
Can you put a pool on grass?
Installing an above-ground pool on a natural grass lawn is not a good idea, particularly if you plan on taking down the pool for part of the year. Since natural grass does get muddy and can be quite slippery when wet, there are also issues around safety and, of course, tracking mud and wet grass into the house.