Installing a polymer vinyl liner pool (from hydra pools) here in Ohio... Trying to rush the install as to not get caught in colder weather. The place I purchased the pool from metioned the panels could crack if exposed to freezing conditions before getting the panels back filled and the water in the pool. We've been delayed for various reasons and now I'm getting a little worried that temperatures might drop to freezing overnight in the near future. Should I be concerned by this? Is there anything that can be done to minize the risk?
I'm also curious what everyone thinks about waiting to do the pool coping/decking until spring? Once the overdig has been backfilled (I think some sort of pea gravel will be used here), can this be left over the winter without causing any issues? I was worried that too much water might get in there behind the panels and cause issues or that the tops of the panels/coping track might get damaged by the weather? Thought about doing some sort of drain before backfilling to help mitigate this and/or covering the over dig area somehow (with wood boards or an oversized cover) - thinking this might help with water runoff?
Ultimately, I'd like to install some sort of brick/stone pavers for the coping and deck area. I did purchase the cantilever coping that has the vinyl liner track in it (vs. the bullnose variant that you pour conrete up to). I'm confused by what is required to install the coping pavers using this method. It was suggested that a concrete pad be installed and the pavers mortared on the pad? If you properly prepare the backfill area can you mortar the pavers right onto this and the cantilever coping that sits on the pool wall? Is this sufficient and will it hold up?
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for reading.