My wife and I are starting a pool build in Kansas City in the next 2-3 weeks (would've started 2 weeks ago if not for the historic snowfall we got). Anyway, my question relates to whether or not we should attempt to put down 3/4" plywood at the point of ingress/egress into our backyard to limit damage by the excavating equipment. Our house is fairly close to our neighbor's house at that point (we have about 6-10 feet of space in our yard) so any yard damage is likely to spill onto our neighbor's yard. Anyone faced a similar issue? Do I just let the damage happen and repair or is it worth attempting preventative measures such as plywood (or something else) to limit the damage? I've thought about strapping the plywood sheets together with industrial zip ties or cord but not sure if this is all futile. Curious what others think who've been down this road.