I've just put in an above ground frame and liner pool from Intex and now
that the area I put it on has been leveled I'm getting standing water after
a rain storm. I'd like to put something down either to act as a sponge to
help keep it dry looking or something to drain it off.
I was thinking that I could put mulch around and that would at least make
it look better and keep the standing pools of water at bay but I'm worried
about the metal frame legs rusting. Has anyone done something like this?
Did you get rusted and/or rotted out metal legs?
To help with the legs I thought of cutting a small plastic container in
half and using it to keep the mulch back from direct contact with the metal
but there again I might be focusing any water buildup right at the metal
How about the liner? I was thinking that since the liner is designed to go
directly on the ground that a little more 'soil' around its bottom edge
shouldn't be a problem but I am concerned about rot there too.
One other thing, this is a summer only pool, I'm in Pennsylvania, and we
will be taking it down every fall.