Just had a Doughboy Desert Spring 24 foot installed yesterday 24 inches deep. There is a 18 inch gap around the pool due to the dig. I have been debating whether or not to backfill the pool and have gotten conflicting answers. After research and reading valuable info on this site I have decided to backfill with the soil from the dig, but before I do I have a few questions?
1. Should I coat the outside of the pool being buried or will it be fine without it? Anyone have experience with this?
2. If I only backfill the back half due to a deck being built over the front half of the pool would this cause anymore caving issues than normal due to varying pressure from different sides of the pool. i.e. is is better to just backfill it all