Hello TFP friends!
Okay, so I finally decided on getting an Intex Ultra Frame 16' x 32' (52" deep) pool, but have a question if it's possible, barring city code limitations, if I can dig out the ground upon installing it just 12 inches to 24 inches, the lower the better, and if both depths would have to have a wooden retaining wall built to keep the dirt from essentially eroding back into the hole and against the braces and liner, or if there's a flexible mesh product to keep the dirt wall of the hole in place without adding the retaining wall?
I hate the massive look of this pool sitting fully above ground in my yard, and even if I can only drop it 12", it would look better. 24" or so would be even better though! I've searched online and in these forums and beyond where a few people have even fully sunken the Intex rectangular pool, building a wooden retaining wall to hold the dirt back, then decking over the open space left between the retaining wall and the pool liner itself. And creating access through that deck to the filter/pump system.
Thanks in advance for any input you may have for me.