Ground is broken for our new 30' pool. I was able to get the level within a few inches with the machine and will finish the final level by hand using a laser. Haven't decided if I will just back fill or do some type of retaining wall. I don't like the idea of the pool being buried, but seems to work out for many here. Our pool should arrive in a few days and then on with the project.
This forum has been a lot of help, thanks.