Got a deal on a used AGP. Planning on installing next Spring. We live on the side of a hill and have a friend with a dozer who is going to level down to the area we will be installing. The ground is sloped on two sides toward the pool. We set up a laser level and one side of the area will need to be taken down about 3 ft or so. We are planning to build an angeled/stepped retaining wall with block/rock/railroad ties (undecided). I have a couple of questions.
1. Since the rainfall will be funneled toward the pool, I'm thinking we need to build a lip on the retaining wall to help divert the water and also add a French drain. Would that be the way to do it?
2. should we do the dirt work and retaining walls now or wait until Spring? I thought if we got it done now it would have time to settle but then there's the issue of bare dirt and washing away.
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