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Thread: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

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    Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    We are going to be installing a new inground pool (rectangle) I have 2 pool contractors that I have narrowed it down to. One recommends back filling with dirt and a french drain around the pool. The other recommends back filling with gravel and french drain. Until a friend of mine told me about this website. I was going nutz just trying to find out the better option. Please help

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    Re: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    I live in central Pennsylvania i forgot to add that.

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    Re: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    Welcome to the forum.

    That's a pretty easy one. Gravel....no doubt.

    Dirt will settle, gravel wont.
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    Re: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    Wheelman, I am in south central Pa. Would you mind telling me who is your PB? I have two quotes so far. One backfills with gravel (the one I am leaning towards) and the other with dirt. I would like at least one more quote to compare before I decide on who to go with. So far I am leaning towards the owner-operated PB and not the 'big box' salesman one. Just curious as to who you are working with and if you are happy with your choice so far.

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    Re: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    Where at in south central pa? I have been working Fagnanos, and Fire and water
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    Re: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    Thanks for getting back to me. I am in Lancaster county - a bit too out of the way for fagano's as I want someone more local to me. Have you started to dig? Would love to see pics when you get started.
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    Re: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    No they are starting the 1st week of june, i am putting in a 16x32 rectangle with 8' walk in steps and a salt systyem.
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    Re: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    We are considering a 16x32 kidney shape with a SWG, not quite sure yet what size or type of steps.
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    Re: Installing inground pool back fill with gravel or dirt?

    Thats cool I have heard nothing but positive things on SWG, we did have an above ground pool with chlorine.
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