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    Landscaping help around AGP...suggestions ?

    So I currently have a 2-3 foot ring around my AGP and at the point in the picture its a foot drop off from grass to dirt. I was going to fill it in with river rocks but was concerned about the pressure of the rocks on the pool wall. Any suggestions ?

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    Re: Landscaping help around AGP...suggestions ?

    I had about a 2 ft drop on one side of my above ground pool. Heres what I did, laid a corrigated drain pipe down, filled the hole witk big rocks an concrete chunks from a broken up sidewalk, and then poured mulch over top of that. It's been 4 years with no issues. I laid the rocks and and stuff carefully so not to damage the side of the pool. So if you are using river rock, I really don't see a problem if you do it carefully.
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    Re: Landscaping help around AGP...suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pepsiholic
    I had about a 2 ft drop on one side of my above ground pool. Heres what I did, laid a corrigated drain pipe down, filled the hole witk big rocks an concrete chunks from a broken up sidewalk, and then poured mulch over top of that. It's been 4 years with no issues. I laid the rocks and and stuff carefully so not to damage the side of the pool. So if you are using river rock, I really don't see a problem if you do it carefully.
    By corrugated drain pipe you mean the black tubes ? You filled those with rocks ?
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    Re: Landscaping help around AGP...suggestions ?

    I think they placed the pipe in the area around the pool and then covered the pipe with rocks/concrete chunks and then mulched over that.
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    Re: Landscaping help around AGP...suggestions ?

    guess Im having a hard time envisioning putting round tubes of pipe with rocks on top of it and how that would protect the pool wall.
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    Re: Landscaping help around AGP...suggestions ?

    The pipe was for water drainage, to keep water from sitting next to the pool walls, then that was covered with the rock and such. Then a thin layer of mulch, but pea gravel or river rock would be just fine.

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    Re: Landscaping help around AGP...suggestions ?

    OK revisiting this now. So I am assuming the corrugated pipe that is around the pool is perforated ?
    So here would be my understanding of what to do.
    Put down a base of gravel all around pool.
    Put perforated corrugated pipe on the deeper side. Cover with gravel. Add river rocks on top of gravel. Does this make sense ? Will gravel get inside of a perforated corrugated pipe ?
    Is it ok for tiny pieces to get in but still allow water flow towards the back of the backyard? (my drain area)
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