Had a small Intex 10 Easy set pool this year and my daughter just loved it. Yesterday I ran across an Intex Ultra Frame 14 at Target on clearance for $95. I could not pass it up so it followed me home. My wife and I have been debating between going to a full blow above ground next year, but at this price we will settle on this Intex for a few years first.
So with that being said we are now going to start prepping the site so we are ready to install the pool in the spring. Everyone says you should dig down to the lowest spot, and not to fill. The problem is we would like to get as close to our existing cement patio as possible, and it we excavate to the lowest spot we will need to dig out about 10 up against the patio. So my question is fill, has anyone been successful in putting in fill to make the location level? We are on clay, so I would be using sand to fill in the lowest area. Any thoughts or suggestions?