It's getting a bit late in the summer, but we are finally about to install our AGP and I have a few questions.
1. Do the skimmer and return go on the same side of the pool? One side of our pool will have a deck and the other will be exposed but we want to landscape around it to dress it up. Would you put the skimmer on the exposed side? I know there should be a gap between the pool and any bushes so we can get to the pool for maintenance.
2. The pool is an 18x40 oval. I am assuming the skimmer etc. will go on the straight part of the wall. Is that right?
3. What do you recommend around the bottom of the pool to keep our Georgia clay from staining the sides when it rains? We are thinking a layer of sand topped off by either rock or mulch. Does mulch hold too much moisture? Is the sand OK?
4. We have to put a 4ft fence around the pool. Where the top of the pool is more that 4ft above the ground, does anyone know whether we can count the pool wall itself as a fence?