I have a question about leveling the location of my new pool. My question has to do with leveling the site by hand. I have removed the sod, and it is smooth and flat, but not level. from the low spot to high I'm 6 inches off. I have a lot of dirt to remove. I know it will not be easy, but feel it is not enough to call in machinery to dig it up. I do not want to risk disturbing the base that the frame will sit. Anyone have any tips or tricks learned while doing you own pool? Tool to have on hand to loosen dirt to help digging? Any help or comments welcome.
Also.. when ordering sand, How much should I order? 21 foot round, manual says to taper 4-6 inches deep to the center for sand. just looking for ballpark.. I don't want to much left over.
Thanks for any help.