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Thread: Backfilling

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    Hi All,
    Does one have to wait for the pool to be filled before you backfill? Also is 3/4" stone good for the material? Seems like some people wait and others dont. Thoughts?

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    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    SW Wisconsin

    Re: Backfilling

    I'm not sure if there is any specific time frame...I waited one year to backfill around mine...then I put in drainage tile first, then crushed rock just to cover that tile and then topsoil the rest so I could re-seed my grass.

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    Nov 2011

    Re: Backfilling

    What kind of pool? A fiberglass one piece has to be backfilled as it is filled with water most generally. Vinyl lined depends on wall manufacturer to maintain warranty.
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    May 2011
    Williamsburg, VA

    Re: Backfilling

    3/4" stone is an excellent backfill material; may pool decks are not designed to stay in position as the backfill material consolidates over time. Crushed, washed stone doesn't appreciably consolidate over time, so as long as it's installed all the way down to virgin soil, and has geotextile fabric where it meets the adjacent soil to prevent the soil from slowly migrating into the stone, you should be set.

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