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    When to backfill around new pool?

    The installers just left and I'm wondering how much water should be in the pool before I start backfilling around it? It looks there is about a foot to backfill on the one side and 2" or so on the shallowest side (they said there was a 10" grade difference). There is about 5" of water in the pool now and there is a 50% chance of storms this afternoon. Thanks!
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    Re: When to backfill around new pool?

    You need water pushing "out" before you need any dirt pushing "in". Run two hoses, one from a neighbor's house if you can,..........got any tarps handy to cover the trench with? I assume an above ground pool? Add a sig line in your profile listing your "stuff" like mine below to make it easier to answer your questions. Welcome!
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    Re: When to backfill around new pool?

    Thanks! We have two hoses running from the house. Up to 11" in the pool and no rain yet.
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    Re: When to backfill around new pool?

    At 16" of water. Time to start backfilling?
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    Re: When to backfill around new pool?

    Is your electric hooked up yet? Our town code required the pool to be bonded all the way around and we were not allowed to backfill until we passed inspection.
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