I've had a free 15'x42" Easy Set that finally blew the impeller of the filter and slowly leaks air so I'm ordering a new 18'x52" UltraFrame with sand filter to install. I'm currently stripping the sod and starting to level (attached pic) my 19' circle.
My question is when rotating my 2x6 there are spots that are a half to one inch deep divot or bowl shape depressions. Do I need to dig the whole area down to that lowest point or will they be fine? Can sand/dirt/fill be added and pushed around with the 2x6 to fill these areas prior to installing the pool? If filled with sand/dirt should a compactor be used to help lower risk of the pool settling?
I don't have the pool in possession yet so I have no manuf. instructions but what is next? A pad (Gorilla) or foam (pink/blue) then tarp on top of that before the pool is set?
Thanks in advance for your insight.