Sand On Outside Of Above Ground Pool
I have installed our 18ft AGP and all is level and functioning. Currently there is about a one foot space all the way around the outside wall which is clear of grass from the leveling. I have excess sand from the liner base.
Would it be ok to use the sand against the outside wall (an inch or 2) above the bottom track and build a slope away from the pool? I know you don't want water sitting around the base and this would help funnel it away. I would then cover the sand with some small rocks to keep it in place. I wasn't sure if the sand would cause any problems on the outside.
Hi. There is nothing wrong with putting sand around the outside of an above ground pool. I have done this often. You do need to cover it to keep it in place, like you have suggested.
You may want to treat the ground with grass killer and lay down some black plastic before the sand. The grass in my area tends to want to grow back and under the pool very quickly. After doing this it can grow up and through the liner.
Adding the plastic before the sand and the rock is a good way of keeping the grass away from the pool. It seems the ground surrounding the pool stays pretty damp from all the water splashing out. This damp ground is perfect for growing vegetation. If you think this might be a problem for you plastic is the way to go.