This guide is Part 3 of a series on installing a basic steel above ground pool. It shows you how to install the floor Padding and corner coving in your Above Ground Pool. We assume that you have completed Part 2 - erecting the pool wall. These instructions may vary according to your pool model so consult your owner's manual for any variations.
This guide assumes that you have already purchased a ground padding and coving pieces. You will also need to have purchased sand for a base. We recommend using a durable Gorilla Pad for your ground padding to protect your lining against grass and stones that may work their way up to the surface of the ground. There is no product that will protect against some weeds like nutgrass. These can be avoided by proper treatment of the ground upon which you pool is installed. We also recommend using styrofoam coving in the corner of your pool. You need a 6" wedge in the bottom edge of your pool to distribute the pressure of the water away from the bottom edge. You can build up a 6" wedge of sand but this type of wedge is subject to erosion and animal damage.
Lay about 2"-3" of sand at the base of your pool.