Ok, so my excavator is more than half way done with digging. Tomorrow, he will be adjusting the edge, then digging and cementing posts for a retaining wall. Anyways, he said I have a "clay vein" I think he called it, running across the pool area. It is pretty soft. Obviously, from the pic, you can see how the water runs downhill, and at the bottom is where it is softer. (yes, we have had rain lately, he actually had to stop yesterday, cuz it was a little too damp.) He said I shouldn't worry, and it will dry out now that 1) it is dug up, and 2) he will be putting drain pipe around the entire retaining wall, so no real runoff should go there anymore.
When I go out there now, it feels squishy. You can see the ground move and you shift weight from one foot to the next. Again, he says it will dry out and be ok. Should I be concerned? He is NOT the person installing the pool. He does pools for a company, but I purchased from another store. I hired him just to do the dig and retaining wall, since pool shops don't offer retaining walls.
Ok, so, if it is all about being dry, when I schedule installation, should I make sure I have like two good, dry days? Man, it seems like this is taking forever!