First of all thanks to everyone this board is great and has helped me with numerous issues. I am in the process of burying a Radiant Metric GT pool. My excavator is coming next week. I am acting as the general contractor in order to save some money. The dealer is selling and standing up the pool, but I am having the excavating, electrical and mechanical done. Anyhow I asked the dealer and they said since the pool is 52 inches, I should excavate 48 inches. I also have a gradual slope to my yard. So if I leave 4 inches above ground in the front, because of the slope, I will have about 6 inches sticking up in the back. I am planning on putting concrete around it, is that enough sticking out of the ground, some other information I am reading says if I plan on putting concrete around it I should have 9 inches sticking out, that seems like too much. So once again I am confused and turning to this board for help.