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It is commonly recommended by above ground pool manufacturers to have a 2" sand base inside the pool, under the liner.
This will help protect your liner, and provide a soft floor that provides comfort while walking in your pool. Always use masonry sand, which is a washed sand, free of rocks and debris. This is widely available for delivery from earthworks, and landscaping centers.
For reference we have provided a chart of sand requirements for common pool sizes.
The actual amount used in the pool may vary depending on the excavation and liner type used.
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