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    To remove dirt or leave it?

    Our yard is really flat and the soil is very sandy. After the install last fall, the guy said to back fill up to the top of the supports. I did this as shown in the picture.

    And after reading more posts here, I am wondering if I should pull the dirt back to keep it from rusting in the future as I did for one section. Any input?
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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    Sorry, but I can't seem to get the pictures uploaded and it's too nice outside to sit on this computer a moment longer. I hope someone can answer the question without pictures.

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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    Wow ... I hope you have not been sitting at the computer trying to post pictures for the last 13 days

    Upload the pictures to photobucket or something like that and then this show how to link them into the post:
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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    Nope, haven't been at the computer for 13 days, but was hoping someone would answer the question w/out my posting pictures. But I guess I need pictures.

    Here's hoping this works.



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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    Why am I getting a red x showing for my images? I'm trying to get it uploaded from photobucket. The first way with just the URL took me to one picture and then when I hit the back arrow to go to the next picture it said I was "expired". So then I tried inserting it in between img and that gets me the red x.
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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    I can't see them. Looks like they are redirecting through Facebook and not just from Photobucket. Even the links are asking for a password which is probably why the direct input of the pictures is showing an X.

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short
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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    Went to your pics, copied/pasted the img code below:





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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    Thank you, Butterfly and Jason.

    Now just to get the answer regarding my question about the dirt
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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    I tried to do as Butterfly did, but apparently my phone was behaving differently than my PC as I can go to the links from here. Oh, well, hopefully someone with AG experience can comment.
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    Re: To remove dirt or leave it?

    You shouldn't need to pile the soil up like that, it will encourage rusting in the wall and there's no purpose to it if the inside was installed properly.
    If your trying to fill in an area of slope that was dug down for the pool, there are better alternatives to shed water.
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