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Thread: Installation of AGP, do they Tamp?

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    Installation of AGP, do they Tamp?

    When having a pool installed, did your installer tamp the ground? One shops said they do, and one shop said they don't. I would think it would be a good idea to do so, but wanted people's opinions. (Tamping: packing down the dirt, before installing the pool.)
    14.6K gal., 24ft, 54" above ground. 2HP, 2speed Hayward pump (4psi low, 18psi hi), 150sqft cartridge filter. 4x20 solar panel (6 psi).

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    Re: Installation of AGP, do they Tamp?

    When I installed mine I didnt tamp, I have an excavator level the ground which left virgin soil.
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    Re: Installation of AGP, do they Tamp?

    Quote Originally Posted by britinusa
    When I installed mine I didnt tamp, I have an excavator level the ground which left virgin soil.
    That's what the shop who does not stamp said. He said there was no reason to tamp, if it was virgin soil. Ok, so that's one for no tamping, lol. Any others?
    14.6K gal., 24ft, 54" above ground. 2HP, 2speed Hayward pump (4psi low, 18psi hi), 150sqft cartridge filter. 4x20 solar panel (6 psi).

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    Re: Installation of AGP, do they Tamp?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I would certainly tamp any ground that has just been excavated before putting up an AG pool
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    Re: Installation of AGP, do they Tamp?

    Mine was tamped.
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