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Vermiculite is available at Garden Centers. They use it in for plants and trees. Also, Home Depot and Lowes. Vinyl liner pools are built on the cheap. Rather than pour an 8" concrete bottom, or even shoot on gunite, by first building a cage of wire and Rebar, they mix cement with vermiculite and trowel on a 4" bottom. Without the vermiculite, the bottom couldn't withstand the hydrostatic pressure underground, and would lift up like a volcanic eruption. The vermiculite permits water to come up thru the bottom because the cement is now porous. Installation is accomplished by mixing the vermiculite into the cement prior to troweling it onto the entire bottom, which includes the vertical surface up to the bottom of the 3 1/2' wall (steel, fiberglass, wood, or whatever). Experience mixing and troweling cement is advised. Good luck

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