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    Slight gaps under lower rails. New install

    Hello all..

    Well I got all my patio blocks in and leveled. I set up the track to see how it sat on the ground, and I have some very slight gaps between the rail and ground. Most all the sections I have to shave down a hair.. But a few have very slight gaps. What would be the best to fill the gaps with? I have topsoil that I can use and tamp down, but wondering if there is a better solution that will pack harder. In a perfect world everything would of been level with the blocks, but I'm in an area with all hardpan. Almost solid rock. I used a sledge hammer almost as much as a shovel.

    Thanks for any help.

    Geo
    21 10500 gal AGP 52' sides, haward 3/4 hp xl pump and earth filter ec50
    Using the bbb method. Tf-100 kit. My first pool so learning in progress!

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    Re: Slight gaps under lower rails. New install

    If you're on hardpan you can use some of that to fill the gaps. Break it up good, tamp it real well and dampen it a little as you're doing it.
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    Re: Slight gaps under lower rails. New install

    Thanks,

    That's what I will do...


    George
    21 10500 gal AGP 52' sides, haward 3/4 hp xl pump and earth filter ec50
    Using the bbb method. Tf-100 kit. My first pool so learning in progress!

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