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Above ground pool on top of asphalt driveway

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Old 07-11-19, 11:31 AM
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Above ground pool on top of asphalt driveway

My brother wants to install a 12X22 foot by 52inch deep above ground pool on top of an unused portion of his asphalt driveway. The manual says not to install it over asphalt. Anyone know the reason why? Could it be the asphalt can't properly support the 58,000 pound weight of the pool? The driveway is not quite level so there will be a layer of sand over the asphalt. Any suggestions around base preparation/installation would be appreciated.
 
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I think they don't want it on asphalt or concrete because the rough texture could puncture the vinyl. It really can't be the weight since if the pool is filled to 48" it's only about 1.7 psi ground pressure. Much less than a car.

I temporarily set one up and used old carpeting as padding under the pool to protect it from punctures. It was also nice because it made the bottom of the pool softer than hard asphalt.
 
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Thank for the info, much appreciated.
 
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I think they don't want it on asphalt or concrete because the rough texture could puncture the vinyl.
That is exactly the reason. The smallest rock could present a puncture issue.
 
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