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our entire back yard slopes down from house to a pond at the very back. the only "flat" spot is where i currently have our intex pool. i just learned today when i finally got my diagram of the septic lateral lines that they run all over the flat area, in fact, my intex pool is sitting on top of the last ~12 feet or so of the last 2 lateral lines..... since its been there a month, hopefully about 42,000 lbs of water hasnt crushed them.... doubt it, since its spread over an 18 foot area. (*EDIT* - should be fine, by my math thats only ~165 lbs per square foot, laterals will support that easy)
anyway, obviously we cant dig there, so we will have to dig up by the house, where the yard slopes about ~15 -18 degrees.
1. will i have to have a retaining wall?
2. will being on a slope limit me to any one kind of pool? leaning towards fiberglass, wanting 16 x 32 with 4ft shallow and 8 ft deep
3. will this slope cause any other issues i need to know about like rain runoff issues or anything, and will it be more expensive?
wife and i have been talking about this a lot, and we want to go inground, not above. in fact, she says if we have to go above ground, she would just rather keep the intex.