How to Install Gorilla Bottom Above-Ground Pool Floor Padding


An above-ground pool can be a source of relaxation and refreshment--except when things go wrong. If a pool liner is punctured, water will leak out of the pool. This can be prevented by using a Gorilla Pad to protect the pool liner. The Gorilla Pad acts as a barrier to protect the pool liner. However, you will need to install the Gorilla Pad before putting the pool liner down in the pool.

Things You'll Need

  • Gorilla pad
  • Roller
  • Plate compactor
  • Utility knife
  • Examine the area where you plan to install your above-ground pool. Excavate the ground, if necessary, to remove any rocks and debris that can damage the bottom of the pool.

  • Create a flat and level surface for the pool on the excavated area with a roller or a plate compactor.

  • Assemble the frame of your above-ground pool, but do not install the pool liner in the pool.

  • Place the Gorilla Pad inside the pool frame and lay it on the ground. The Gorilla Pad will come pre-cut to the dimensions of your pool.

  • Trim off any excess Gorilla Pad along the edges of the frame with a utility knife, so that the pad lies flat on the ground.

  • Examine the Gorilla Pad to make sure that it is positioned flat on the ground without any wrinkles. If you see any wrinkles, they will need to be smoothed out.

  • Install the pool liner in the pool and then fill up the pool with water to complete the installation.

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