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    French Drain Help.

    hello,i have a new above ground pool. the pool has a deck with an under deck slope about four feet of slope. i built a french drain at the bottom about a foot and a half in front of the pool where about a foot of water collects every time it rains. i did the black fabric and the crushed stone and the proper slope with the drain pipes, now what do i do with the end where i need the water to flow away from the pool. can i just dig a big hole and fill it with crushed stone and let it flow into the yard under ground? thanks

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    Re: French Drain Help.

    can i just dig a big hole and fill it with crushed stone and let it flow into the yard under ground?
    Sometimes. It depends on how well the soil "perks" (absorbs moisture). Is there a way you can continue the drainpipe downhill and let it run out into a lower area? That's better than digging a hole although the hole may work if your soil is good.
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    Re: French Drain Help.

    Either put a drainage tank underground or terminate in a pop-up drain above ground
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    French Drain Help.

    Keep digging so that you can get the end of the pipe well away and below grade from the pool; it's completely counter productive to take surface water and put it below your pool by digging a sump pit.

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