I have this area (bought the house about 8months ago) where its about 11.5' by 16.5'. In that area is where my pool equipment is (heater, pumps, filter, air blower, pipes, etc) and also the other side of it (near the wall) is where all 4 of my AC condensers are.
Right now the ground is basically soil/dirt I believe because there is nothing but weeds that constatly grow in that area. Some of the area has random tennessee crab orchard stones layed around (looks like left over from when the pool was built).
Honestly Id like to pull that crab orchard stone out, dig it down/grade it down about 2" or so. Then put that weed cloth down like those special fiberglass like matting for weeds blocking. Then on top cover it with 2-3" of some type of stone. Not sure what type though. I really want something no bigger than 1" size stones. Total amount needed would be about 0.96cu yard (basically 1 cubic yard) of stone to cover it at 3" coverage. The whole area is basically wall'ed off so you cant see any of the equipment, 2 of the walls are the house corner, and the other 2 were about a 5ft tall wall built with a gate on the front of one.
I was thinking something along the lines of these white/beige colored stones that are rounded. Not even sure what they are called. I attached some picturs that I found.
What you all think? Ive seen some folks have similar setup with stones around their pool equipment pad area.