24' Doughboy with Deep End
by Doug Peterson
(Fort Dodge, LA)
I bought a used Doughboy 24' round above ground pool. I want to dig out for a little deep end.
Here is the plan, having a landscaper level my ground place, the blocks, and dig out and level them. Dig out deep end.
Here's the part I am stuck. What to put a bottom liner (pad) in but how would you go about doing it in the deep end sides? It isn't flat, plus just put sand on the bottom parts as well it won't stick to the sides. Also place foam cove first then sand in next?
If you are going to use a foam cove it should go in first and the sand can go over it. I try to leave a little of the cove above the sand but most of it does get covered.
I would use sand on the slopes of the deep end. If you wet the dirt and then wet the sand you should have no problem with the sand staying in place. A deep end should not have a slope so steep that sand would not stay in place.
When setting the blocks, be sure to lay the bottom rail out first. This is really the only way to know exactly where the blocks should go.
These pages should offer a little more help with your pool installation.
Expandable Liner Installation
Above Ground Swimming Pool Installation