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Gorilla Floor Padding For Above Ground Pools
Gorilla Floor Padding For Above Ground Pools

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NL1475 10' x 19' Oval
NL119 12' Round
NL1318 12' x 20' Oval
NL130 12' x 24' Oval
NL120 15' Round
NL132 15' x 30' Oval
NL1325 16' x 24' Oval
NL133 16' x 32' Oval
NL122 18' Round
NL134 18' x 33' Oval
NL136 18' x 40' Oval
NL124 21' Round
NL138 21' x 41' Oval
NL139 21' x 43' Oval
NL126 24' Round
NL128 28' Round
NL129 30' Round
NL131 33' Round
NL1315 36' Round
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WHAT IS Gorilla pad?


  • Gorilla Pad is high-quality floor padding that protects the bottom of your swimming pool liner.

  • While Gorilla Pad looks like felt material, it effectively stops glass, grass, and rocks from coming up into your liner. Simply lay Gorilla Floor Pad over your sand base. The result? Any cuts, gouges, and punctures in your pool liner are readily prevented.

  • Gorilla Pad virtually eliminates vinyl liner bottom leaks.

  • Gorilla Pad adds an extra layer of cushioning under your pool liner, and a little extra peace of mind.

Why Use Gorilla Pad?

Above-ground pools should be placed on pool floor padding for two important reasons:

  1. Installation of padding underneath the pool liner protects it from stones, roots, or other sharp debris that might cut the liner and cause a leak.

  2. Padding beneath the liner also gives the floor of the pool some cushioning that is fun to swim in, and lengthens the life of the liner as well.

Padding also lessens the occurrence of foot prints if sand is used beneath the liner.

Technical Advantages of Blue Wave Gorilla Pad

Gorilla Pad essentially makes old foam floor padding obsolete. Unlike foam—which is easily cut by grass, roots, or rocks under the pool liner—Gorilla Pad is 1/8-inch thick and impervious to almost any sharp object. That's because Gorilla Pad is a nonwoven polyester geotextile that was developed to protect trash dump liners—where any cut or gash could be catastrophic. Gorilla Pad is almost as puncture-proof as it is thick. But while Gorilla Pad is super tough, it also adds a layer of cushioning under the pool liner, effectively eliminating footprints from forming. Gorilla Pad is cut to size and seamed for your pool. That means no more cutting and taping as commonly performed with foam. Gorilla Pad virtually eliminates vinyl liner bottom leaks.

Extended Information:

Available Sizes

Gorilla Pad swimming pool liner floor padding is available in round, oval, and rectangle dimensions. It is cut and seamed together at the factory to fit the size and shape of your swimming pool. You never have to cut, tape, and measure at home.

Installation is quick and simple for most do-it-yourselfers. Gorilla Pad eliminates the footprints that result from foam padding. It also eliminates leaks at the bottom of a vinyl swimming pool liner.

Gorilla Pad is available in the following sizes:

12' Round
10x16' Oval
21x43' Oval
15' Round
10x19' Oval
12x20' Rect
18' Round
12x20' Oval
12x24' Rect
21' Round
12x24' Oval
16x24' Rect
24' Round
15x26' Oval
16x32 Rect
27' Round
15x30' Oval
28' Round
16x24' Oval
30' Round
16x32' Oval
33' Round
18x33' Oval
36' Round
18x40' Oval
21x41' Oval

Comparison Corner: Gorilla Pad, or Happy Bottom?

To determine which product is better—The Gorilla Pad versus The Happy Bottom—the answer simply depends on what you need the floor pad to do.
Gorilla Pad, a felt-type product, is used mainly to stop grass coming up and growing through your swimming pool liner.

The Happy Bottom Pool Pad, a foam type padding for above-ground swimming pools, is designed for instances where you are setting a swimming pool on concrete or solid ground, and are more concerned with extra cushioning.

FAQ: Pool Liners and Pads

Sometimes we all need a little help clarifying pool product lingo. Here we present 10 Frequently Asked Questions regarding pool liners and pads.

1) What is a unibead pool liner?
A unibead pool liner is a two-in-one product, giving the customer the option of using the pool liner as a beaded pool liner, which requires a bead receiver; or as a J-Hook pool liner, which hooks onto the wall of pool.

2) Why do I have grass growing through the bottom of the pool liner, and is this covered under warranty?
This is not covered under warranty. The earth underneath the pool liner was not properly taken care of before installation, causing sharp blades of grass to grow beneath the pool liner surface and poke through. While weed killer can be used, you must ensure that its properties will not affect the pool liner to any degree.

3) How can I find a leak in my pool liner?
Take some food coloring and distribute it where think there might be a leak. If a leak is present, the food coloring will be drawn to it. Patch kits will help rectify the problem.

4) How many pieces of coping strips do I need to attach my pool liner?
Multiply the pool size by 3.14 and round it up. Divide this number by 2, which will equal the number of pieces of coping.

5) How much of a pool cove should I have for my above ground pool?
There should be a 4-5-inch cove.

6) What is the wall depth of a beaded/unibead pool liner?
A 48-inch pool liner measures 43 ½ inches and a 52-inch pool liner measures 46 ½ inches.

7) What is the lowest temperature to install a pool liner?
65 degrees for a beaded pool liner and 60 degrees for an overlap pool liner.

8) Why doesn't my liner fit?
To determine why your liner is too small or doesn't fit properly, use this checklist of possible problems:

  1. It is too cold. Vinyl will shrink and stiffen when the temperature is below 65 degrees. The sun will soften the vinyl making it easier to pack folds and wrinkles.

  2. Your pool is out of round.

  3. There should be two inches of sand or Styrofoam under the pool liner, with an cove along the inside of the pool wall. Do not use coarse sand.

  4. The pool may not be level.

  5. The liner may have been installed unevenly. Verify that the bottom seam of the liner is centered in the pool. The liner may be pulled to one side.

9) What is the measurement on an overlap pool liner?
An overlap measures 54 inches and is used for both a 48-inch and 52-inch wall.

10) When should I cut in the skimmer and return in my replacement pool liner?
The skimmer and return should be cut in when the pool is one-third to halfway full of water. This will allow the pool liner to stretch into place before any cuts are made in it. If this step is done prematurely it could cause the pool liner to tear, or wrinkles to form.

getting started with gorilla pad

After five years in the field and well over 15,000 quick and easy installations, Gorilla Pad® is well established as the premier protective padding for pool liners. It boasts the perfect combination of strength and cushioning, as well as ease of installation. This popular pool floor padding is cut and seamed to fit your pool’s shape, so there is no additional cutting, trimming, or taping as commonly found with foam padding.

Traditional foam padding like Happy Bottom® has been used for years as an underlayment for above ground pool liners. The foam, which is about 3/8-inch thick, provides some needed cushioning for pools installed on hard surfaces. Happy Bottom® is delivered in 4-inch wide strips that must be cut and taped on the job site, generating additional installation time and headaches.

Because foam is a flimsy substance, it provides almost no protection from rock, grass, and root damage.

Gorilla Pad® takes the best characteristics of foam and combines that with super strength and ease of installation. Since Gorilla Pad® is made of super-strong polyester geotextile, it is almost impervious to cuts caused by glass, stones, or roots. It will protect the pool liner from any sharp underground hazard and lengthen its life.

Since Gorilla Pad® weighs in at a full eight ounces, it provides all the cushioning of 3/8-inch foam. What's more, Gorilla Pad significantly reduces “foot printing" on a sand bottom, and the pool liner is protected if installed on a hard surface.

Unlike a foam type pad, Gorilla Pad® is made to the shape of your pool and seamed at the factory. There are no pieces to trim or seams to tape. Installation is quick and easy especially for the do-it-yourself.

Helpful Hint:
The use of pool cove is highly recommended in the pool liner corners, as well as wall foam on the sidewall of the pool to cushion the liner and decrease heat loss.


Gorilla Pad® is designed to be installed easily in minutes. To save even more time, read all directions completely before beginning installation.

These instructions are for a new pool installation.

Step 1
Excavate the pool site as directed in your pool kit installation manual. Remove all rocks or other objects from the pool site that may damage the pool bottom. It may be necessary to use a tamping tool or sod roller to produce a smooth, firm, and level surface upon which to install the pool.

IMPORTANT: You must have prepared a firm, level surface before setting up your pool.

Step 2
After assembling the above ground pool and prior to installing the liner, lay Gorilla Pad down on the subsurface. Since Gorilla Pad is pre-cut and seamed, it should fit easily on the inside of your round or oval pool. If any of the pad is too long, cut off excess with a knife to ensure it lays on the bottom of the pool.

Step 3
For additional protection, install pool cove around the parameter of the inside wall of the pool. Follow instructions on the box.

Gorilla Pad Install pics

Pool Cove


Step 4
Be sure that Gorilla Pad is smooth and without wrinkles before installing your liner. Fill the pool with water.

Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Works for me! (and my pool ...) June 13, 2014
Reviewer: Lory D. from Antigo, WI United States  
I ordered the padding about 5 feet larger than my pool on all sides ... it's easily swept clean with an ordinary broom, it dries fast, and it's a lot tougher than it looks. I'm very happy with my purchase.

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gorilla floor pad July 26, 2013
Reviewer: Sharon Ramirez from Yerington, NV United States  
Not a great pad.. maybe 1/4" thick..and under a pool. It feels bare. Would never purchase this item again.

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Nice July 10, 2013
Reviewer: John Carter from Newport, VT United States  
Wow what a difference this made

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Gorilla pad June 24, 2013
Reviewer: Ray Amirkhanian from Sunland, CA United States  
It was garbage!!!! When I opened it up I noticed a dark spot in the middle of the pad. Being curious what the stain was I closely checked it out, what I found was amazing. It was a spot that had very very sharp metal shavings. The shavings looked like little needles and  the stain  was from the rust generated by the small needles . I wish I could insert a picture to show you

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Gorilla Mat June 8, 2013
Reviewer: Robert Basye from Baltimore, OH United States  
Awesome product!  Very quick on receiving the mat.

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