Hi all. First post here. I am setting up an Intex 12'x30" pool and so far I've just finished cutting out the sod (with a shovel... my arms are tired!) Once I level the dirt (which is mostly clean with only a few small rocks that I've been picking out by hand) I will pack it and lay down a 14'square 8-mil tarp I bough off amazon. My question is, should I leave the tarp spread out such that the posts/feet rest on top of it, or should the tarp be bunched up behind the posts so the posts (and some sort of load-spreading paver/board) can go directly on the dirt?
Since everyone likes pictures, here is my progress so far.
First evening before my arms gave out: