Foam For Oval Deep End Pool

by Matt Marcinkus
(Wadsworth, IL)

Can I use 2" r-10 foam for the construction of my pool base, even though it is a 21x43 with an 8 foot deep end hopper? Or should a different material be used? Please advise.

Hi Matt

I would not use foam with a deep end. How you would get it to conform to the slope I have no idea, it's not something I have ever tried. My preference would be sand but others like to use a Vermiculite, concrete and water mixture.

Judging by the pool size and the depth of the deep end I assume this is an in the ground vinyl pool. If it were an above ground pool you would also have the pressure plates to deal with. They are difficult to piece foam in and around, a real pain.

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