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Thread: Backfill for AGP---Is gravel ok ? Doing this weekend.

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    Backfill for AGP---Is gravel ok ? Doing this weekend.

    So I was all set to landscape around my AGP with gravel and river rocks(along with corrugated pipe)
    and I read in multiple places to avoid gravel. What can I use to backfill the one foot ditch around half of my pool. Id like to do this weekend any advice would be appreciated.
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    Re: Backfill for AGP---Is gravel ok ? Doing this weekend.

    Mine is backfilled with gravel and do not see why this would be an issue, if you are going to backfill anyway. I can't see other materials being any better for the wall surface. You may want to protect the steel wall surface from scratching with some landscapers fabric, before backfilling, but that's all I can think of
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    Re: Backfill for AGP---Is gravel ok ? Doing this weekend.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    Mine is backfilled with gravel and do not see why this would be an issue, if you are going to backfill anyway. I can't see other materials being any better for the wall surface. You may want to protect the steel wall surface from scratching with some landscapers fabric, before backfilling, but that's all I can think of
    What type of gravel did you get ?
    I just went to lowes and they recommended a sand/gravel mix. I guess the logic would be that whatever you get you want it to stabilize in a year or two so if you have to drain the pool it wont collapse the sidewall. I no lovger have dirt to fill in so thats not an option.
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