Looking to install a semi-inground pool on a slope in my backyard. Maybe a Radiant 16 x 32 oval. Questions:
1. Can the pool be "cut into" the slope of the yard such that one end of the pool is even with the level part of the yard but the other end (over the slope) is more out of the ground? I know I might have to build up the downside (stick dirt underneath the sloped end) but I heard this is risky because it can shift over time and cause structural damage. I don't know how much of the far side will be sticking out of the ground.
2. What materials/ technique should be used to build up the downside? Gravel?
3. What happens on the far end of the pool - I guess it has to be fenced because if someone jumps off the far end over the sloped yard - the fall could be like six feet?
4. Is a vermiculite and portland mixture good for the underside of the pool?
Lots of questions - any help would be much appreciated!