UPDATED: Jan 07, 2020.
Trust me when I tell you that you shouldn’t leave grass under your above ground swimming pool. And there are many ways of dealing with this, such using a grass killer (but it isn’t 100% effective) and using padding.
Therefore, today I want to give you some great padding so you can know what to put under above ground pool on grass.
Risk of Installing Your Pool on Grass
You can easily install your pool on grass if you know how to level an above ground pool on grass, but if you are not carefully it will result in disappointments.
For instance, the grass will continue to grow around your pool and that won’t be a good site for relaxing. Also, the grass can make your pool to be uneven if you don’t ensure that it was level enough.
Things To Put Under the Pool
To avoid the disappointment, consider putting any of the following pads under your above ground pool.
This is a good pad for an above ground pool since it will be level and flat, which means your pool won’t shift around. But remember that concrete is a pretty rough surface and might abrade your pool liner in the long-run. So, you will need another pad when installing your pool on this surface.
The next padding options are thus great for placing on top of the concrete pad:
There are many commercial pads that you can get for your pool, which can be the perfect choice for your pool if it will rest on concrete. Some brands make pads that fit specific pool surfaces – ensure that you get the right one for your pool.
These pads can cost about $140 or more and they have a few benefits including:
- Perfect for use on concrete.
- Easy to trim to fit your pool.
- Comes with a breathable material that allows moisture to escape.
- They are quite tough.
One of their main shortcomings is the price. They are very expensive.
Sand spread out on your pool site is a traditional method of installing an above ground pool. Just like commercial pads, you can use the sand alone or place it on top of concrete. However, you should note that sand might make your pool to be unstable when on top of concrete.
The main benefits of sand include:
- An affordable option.
- Very easy to install.
Sand has some drawbacks including:
- Not perfect for a pool on concrete.
- Sand can wash away or leak out from under your pool.
- Pests and insects might tunnel into the sand pad.
This foam can be placed on the concrete surface or on grass. Foams are made of polyurethane or polystyrene material that is easy to trim and comes in different thickness.
The advantages of this pad include:
- Easy to shape and cut.
- Comes in different thickness.
- Perfect for grass and concrete.
The main shortcoming is that it is often expensive.
You can easily put any of the above pads under your pool when installing it on grass. They will be effective.