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Ah oh!!! I question the same thing! My plan was to use a sod cutter to attempt to level the area for 16x32 ultra frame (which I received on 6/7/13, still not up) and then shovel out any high spots. Well, my husband thought we could just use a walk behind bobcat, forget what it's called, skid something, but all that did was make gouges and didnt remove anything!! So then we rented the sod cutter which worked exactly like I thought it would. But, our ground was about 4" low on one end/corner, and ground was too hard and full of rocks to shovel that much. So hubby had a tri-axle dump some fill. It was supposed to be clean fill! There is more rocks, (asphalt chunks, concrete chunks, wood chucks, glass, shells and a water bottle) than what we started with! Seems odd to me to take dirt out then bring dirt in! IMO, thats a waste. My dad purchased a transit and we finally have it level within a 1/2". But hubby filled the whole area with the dirt. Renting a tamper tomorrow, we raked out piles of rocks and I'm sure we will rake out more after tamping. All that said, the fill is not above the grass except for in the one low corner. My thought is to cut 4x4x8 in half, put them together at 90 degree angle and pound some rebar into them and the ground to keep the fill contained. I'd appreciate any advice as to whether or not this will work. We are having a heat wave here in South Jersey and I am ready to go swimming!!
Also, my husband refuses to spend another $250 for the 1" extruded polystyrene panels. I thought I read some where here to use 2" panels for cheap at lowes, here they only carry 1, 3/4 & 1/2". The 1" is $15 each 4x8' panel! So we are compromising and trying to get the gorilla pad. No one around here sells it that I can find and it's going to take 8-10 days to get here if I order online! I'm going to call pcpools.com to see if they can overnight it. If not, So much for a July 4th BBQ pool party! If anyone knows where to get it quicker I'd, again, appreciate the info!