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    Question Backfill

    Did use "search" function but did not come up with nothing. My above ground pool is about 2ft below ground on one side and and level with ground on the other. I have about a foot between pool wall and the ground. What to fill it with? I though about some kind of soil and then on the top some small stones. Is this is a good idea?
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    Re: Backfill

    My preference would be a drain tile then landscape fabric against the dirt. Then I would use a number 7 washed limestone or any acceptable drain stone. Top that off with decorative rock.
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    Re: Backfill

    I was thinking to put drain tube. It always bother me but are the rock won't push on wall and make small dents in it? Also the pool manufacturer specify that for backfilling sand or sifted soil should be used that do not contains ROCKS or sharp objects.
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
    77"x77"x21.5" Hot Tub

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    Re: Backfill

    Good point, you can place a gravel order for half sand, half gravel loaded on the truck for a mix. If drainage is not a concern sand but all sand would plug a drain tile.
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    Re: Backfill

    I will use the drain pipe with sock on it. This should stop the sand
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
    77"x77"x21.5" Hot Tub

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