I just had a pool installed about 3 weeks ago. I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to deal with the area around the pool. Should I backfill or not? I've read a million different things and there is no consensus. It sounds like it may be a good idea to backfill a couple of inches to prevent the sand from washing out, especially since this area can get fairly wet at times.
If it's not a good idea to backfill the area, how do I set it up to add some gravel to the area? Should I dig out the perimeter of the pool a little bit first and then add gravel to the level of the pool?
I do have a few yards of stone dust (the installer barely used any of what I bought for the base ). Can I use that for the backfill? or would that scratch up the sides of the pool?
Thanks in advance!