I officially started the install of the pool today. 15x30 oval. I got all the blocks leveled and set for the metal uprights. Now my first question that unfortunately did not occur to me before I started digging. I was out there looking things over with a beer when I started wondering about backfilling.
Here's a side view of the problem side. You can see some of the pool wall will be below grade. Do I need to plan more digging and then some sort of retaining wall, or can I backfill after the water is in it?
I would grade the back fill so only the bottom 6" or so of the wall is covered. ]Is there a way to waterproof the wall similar to house foundation so I can backfill?
Also, I was going to call the company monday but the instructions I have don't quite match the pool. There are several pieces of corrugated metal designed to go across the legs to protect the liner and support the sand. I have 10 legs and 8 pieces of metal. The instructions say the metal has holes in the middle. Mine has holes in the ends, so I assume I bolt it between the legs on top of the straps that run across to the other side of the pool.