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Old 06-01-2010, 08:15 AM
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I have to repair my above ground pool and need very little additional sand but I seem to remember regular sand not adviseable (sharp granules?) for the plastic liner - what do you call the stuff you put under the liner - I also have heard of people using regular sand with newspaper - any ideas for a quick fix..
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:40 AM
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White "play" type sand is what we used when I was building above grounders but we also used a compressed foam between the sand and liner. Like walking on foam rubber.

Not what we used but you get the idea. I highly suggest it. http://www.aqua-pool-warehouse.com/C...asy-bottom.asp Also, spray down some good herdicide.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:44 PM
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The directions that came with our pool said that masonary sand was OK. That is what I used, with no ill effects.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:12 PM
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Maybe you were thinking of Vermiculite

see: http://www.schundler.com/spb.htm
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:15 AM
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Just put a new liner in, I used masonry sand. Cheap and readily available.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:58 AM
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When our pool was put in 2 years ago, they used masonry sand. For a small repair, I'd most likely just buy some play sand.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:15 AM
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Plain ole silt works well.
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