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What kind of sand do you use to level a pool?

What kind of sand do you use to level a pool?

Mason Sand
Mason Sand, For Your Pool’s Base Mason sand, sometimes called mortar sand, can normally be found at any sand/gravel yard or masonry supply yard. It is usually measured in yards. It is very fine and should not contain any rocks or pebbles.

What should I put under my pool to level?

Concrete is probably the best option since it is usually 100% level and smooth. Also, grass can’t grow through concrete and animals and bugs can’t damage or burrow through it either. Grass or dirt is also another great option, as long as it has been properly leveled and you’ve killed off the grass first.

How many bags of sand do I need to level my pool?

How Much Sand Will I Need For Pool Installation?

Amount for Sand Base with SAND COVE
Pool Size Yards of Sand Tons of Sand
12′ Round 1.00 1.40
15′ Round 1.50 2.00
18′ Round 2.00 3.00

How much sand do I need for a 15 foot pool?

You will need at least 2 inches (5.08 cm) of sand for your above-ground pool lining. For an average 15 × 30 foot (4.5 x 9.1 m) rectangular pool, you will need around 2-3 cubic yards (1.53 – 2.29 cu m) of sand or approximately 4 tons (3600 kilos).

What can I use instead of sand under my pool?

Here are some alternatives that we’ve discussed:

  • Old carpet could be nice, although it will get moldy over time, giving it about a year.
  • Cardboard boxes will work for a few weeks, until they fall apart.
  • A few old blankets could also work, but they won’t last a year.

How much sand do I need for a 24 foot above ground pool?

How much sand should be under an above ground pool?

The general rule is that there should be a two to three-inch base of sand under an above ground pool.

Is it necessary to put sand under a pool?

Sand is the recommended base material upon which an aboveground pool should sit. Sand is used under an aboveground pool to protect the pool’s vinyl liner from rocks and objects that could tear the liner. Also, sand under an aboveground pool acts as cushioning for its floor, making it more comfortable for feet.

Can you use sand to level a pool?

The sand is simply a buffer from the pool liner to the ground. The purpose of the sand is not to level your pool. If you are using sand to level things out you will have nothing but problems.21 мая 2013 г.

How do you level a level area with sand?

Spread sand over the leveled area. Start with 2 or 3 bags of sand and get more as needed. Concrete sand tends to hold up best, but yellow or white sand are also safe to use. Rake the sand to distribute it evenly. Shovel in more sand as needed to level the area. More sand is needed to to level out lower areas, so dump more of the sand there.

What do I need to create a level surface for my Pool?

Before your pool can actually be installed a level surface must be created that will allow for support of the pool shell. This surface is created with sand.

How much sand do I need for an 18×33 above ground pool?

Hi Rick, For an 18×33 above ground pool, 4.5 yards (6 tons) of fine mason sand is required. This would be the amount need if you are installing a sand bottom and sand cove. If you are using Foam Pool Cove for your installation you would need less sand, 3.5 yards (4.5 tons).