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    Need advice...filling a hole that will be under the pool

    Hey folks,

    So i had an old clothes line pole sunk in the ground about 2 feet with concrete. I yanked it out with my truck and used it as a fire pit for about a year.

    Now, I'm needing to fill it in as I level the ground for the pool.

    Any thoughts on the best way to fill it in? My cousin mentioned rocks and sand and douse it with water to move the sand down into all the cracks.

    Thanks!

    damon

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    Re: Need advice...filling a hole that will be under the pool

    I was in a similar situation with an old fence post I pulled. It was at the corner of a drive way. It was a wooden post about 8 inches in diameter and 3 feet in the ground. I tried filling it in with dirt and bricks but it would continually sink in. If it wouldn't cause any issues with the pool, I think I'd fill it to with in about 6 inches or so of the top with concrete, then put sand or dirt on top of the concrete.

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    Re: Need advice...filling a hole that will be under the pool

    Clean out all the disturbed soil and fill the hole with clean rock. Most common here is #57 rock which varies but is maybe 1-1.5 inch in diameter.

    It will not compact........ no sand necessary
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Need advice...filling a hole that will be under the pool

    Fill it with sakrete to a couple of inches below the bottom of the pool floor.
    Gerry
    27' x 54" AG Salt Water Pool Installed 2014, Hayward 23" Sand Filter, 1 HP 2-Speed Power-Flo Matrix Pump, AQ-TROL SWG, TF-100 Test Kit

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