Gorilla Pad, Happy Bottom and Foam
I'm going to install a Tahitian 18' x 33' this summer. I've used sand on the last one and had a bumpy floor. This time I'm going to use foam board for the pool floor. 3 questions:
1.) Pink board or blue board? (I'm leaning towards blue as it has tongue & grooved.)
2.) 1.5 inch or 2 inch?
3.) Gorilla pad or happy bottom on top of that?
I've seen pictures of gorilla pad and it seems bunchy, wondering if it smooths out. Coupled with the fact of trying to smooth a liner over it. Whereas happy bottom is smooth. Last install I cut it to fit before the wall was up and laid it in for a perfect fit.
Thanks so much for your time and your generosity in answering my questions.
Hi Don. The tongue and groove in the 1 1/2" would be my choice. I have never been impressed with Gorilla pad but the happy bottom is easy to work with.
When I have used foam in the past I never used anything over it. It seems to have the perfect feel on the feet when using the pool. You may want to consider doing without the additional cushion.
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