Pool Base Paver Size
I am about to set up a standard 18 ft X 52" round pool, can I use a 8" X 7" X 2" thick patio block under each support leg or should the blocks be a larger size?
Hi Graham. In Arizona, where I install pools, we seldom use blocks. The ground is so hard they are seldom necessary.
The size of the block depends on how firm your ground is. The softer the soil the larger the block should be.
Sandy soil would require at least 12" x 12" blocks. In really bad soil a border of blocks would probably be good, under the footplates and rails.
In most situations any block would be just fine under the uprights. So if you are working on a firm soil I would proceed as you have planned.