Gaps In A Foam Pool Base
by Ed Guittar
(St Peters Mo)
I have had a 1" foam pool bottom since my last liner install. I love the bottom except the foam pieces have separated in some places up to a 1/2". I used duct tape on the seams, but am wondering if you have any advice for me to insure that this does not happen again.
I am installing a new liner and have 30 years experience with different types of bottoms for pools. This is the first time I have had this problem, I also used foam curved coving around the edges and taped those in. The only thing I can think to do is to use more tape on the seams or put some other thin material over the 1" foam.
Please help. Thanks Ed
You might try a combination of using more tape and maybe a thin foam pool cushion over the foam sheets. That might just take care of the problem.
I also had a foam base and loved it. I had very minor separation, never enough to bother me.
With two or three rows of tape covering the seams the worst you will ever have is a slight groove. It should never get bad enough to damage the liner in any way. The thin foam pad over top of the sheets and the tape might be the answer. Let us know how it goes.