I am not letting a little crack in the fiberglass stop with my landscaping plan!
Will post pictures soon of my recent project.
I laid limestone flagstone that came from the excavation area, used decomposed granite for bedding and "mortar"...
added some pea gravel on top of landscape cloth next to the flagstone area, too. Starting small. Maybe 6 ft sq area on slightly slope access to pool.
Since we spread some topsoil around that turns into mud, that attracts muddy dog feet, which leaves prints on the new decking...I am moving forward ...
What to do?
Pool has 3-4 ft concrete decking around the pool. The concrete is painted with acrylic lacing. I want to keep muddy paw prints off it.
What I want to do is lay down weed cloth 2 ft out from the concrete and put some sort of rock mulch that is easy to walk on.
I am worried about too much pea gravel as it is rounded and I understand it moves abit, gets kicked up by mowers and might end up in pool. Any suggestions as inexpensive alternative to pea gravel? or has pea gravel shown to be okay near in ground pools?
After the 1-2 ft rock mulch, we will lay buffalo grass turf out another 10 ft around pool with some planting areas defined by more limestone. This is all DIY with rocks from our 5 acres.
The main question I have, what is inexpensive rock cover or "mulch" to border pool area with that will drain water, stay put, not get in pool and be comfortable to walk on.
Decomposed granite alone, without flagstone, isn't a good idea since that turns to mud in rain. (I hope it rains again where I live)
Do you have pictures you can share?