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    At crossroads...need quick help!

    Just finished backfilling my steel walled IGP with gravel. I need advice on the following scenarios:

    I'm a little worried about backfill pushing the walls in. Is this a valid worry? Should I get water in there ASAP?

    I have not done the concrete decking around the pool yet, and I was thinking about doing that after the water is in just in case there is any issues that I have to dig up. I'm just worried about the concrete guy knocking some gravel or aggregate into the pool and hurting the liner. The electrician will also need to ground the rebar so if he comes to hook up electrical he will have to come back a second time for the deck

    I just don't know what to do next!!
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    Re: At crossroads...need quick help!

    I'm thinking you should've put water in it FIRST. I'd sure get busy doing it before any potential rain.
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    Re: At crossroads...need quick help!

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    I'm thinking you should've put water in it FIRST. I'd sure get busy doing it before any potential rain.

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    Re: At crossroads...need quick help!

    I can't put water in the pool before final inspection. I can't do final inspection until by electrical is done. The electrician can't finish until he can ground the rebar. I can't put the rebar in for the deck until the pool is back filled!

    Anyway, what I did was pull out half way or so up the wall until I can get this figured out.

    I think that this should be ok for now? No rain in forecast for next week and on.

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    Re: At crossroads...need quick help!

    Poolmoblie,
    My PB set my liner before it was backfilled. Concrete was the last thing for us on the pool. We really didn't get alot of gravel in our pool and we had gravel around the pool for about month and half. Some would get it but you just have to stay of top of keeping it cleaned out. It is alot easier now that concrete is done though. We had our liner in even without all the plumbing done. We just threw in a pump and had it hooked to extension cord to keep the water moving. But that was only for about a week. We just had to use alot of shock till the salt system and everything was done and working .
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    Re: At crossroads...need quick help!

    I checked with my pool wall manufacturer before I backfilled. He stated that with a good bond beam and the braces they supply i was good to go with backfill before we put water in the pool. I used pea-gravel for backfill and had no problems with the walls bowing. Does it look like your walls have moved at all? Did you stake the bottom of the walls in every rebar hole before the bond beam was poured? Here is a pic of my pool backfilled with no water in it.
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    Re: At crossroads...need quick help!

    Inspectors are not crazy. Fill it and when he asks why, explain. If you messed up it's not the end of the world just be polite, apologetic, and ask his advise on how to do it. Even if you don't follow it, asking him will put him in your corner.
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    Re: At crossroads...need quick help!

    I live in MD, Carroll County and our final inspection was done about 4 months after my water was in the pool. Are you sure you need the final inspection prior to adding water.
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    Re: At crossroads...need quick help!

    I staked and even poured 2 bags of concrete on each brace before collar was put in! One of panels might have moved about 1/16. Not worth worrying about I guess
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