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Thread: AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

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    AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

    I'm doing a one man install. I've got my area within a 1.5 inches of level. The pool will be 24 inches below ground at the highest, 34 at the lowest. I haven't leveled/installed any paver's yet, but I'm not far. I'm in central texas and hit caliche clay where it's at...hard as **** right now.

    I'm not sure why this post went ****, I said "a rock" not bad language at all..

    1. Can I use sand to finish leveling this bad boy off since it's below ground
    2. Should I wait to get everything together then do that (if ya'll answer yes to question one).
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    Re: AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

    I'll say this. Mine is buried 2 feet. Low and behold like the day after it was installed, filled, and back filled, a nice rain washed out a spot you can stick your foot into about an inch deep. I'll fix that if I ever need to replace the liner.
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    Re: AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

    Sand is terrible at filling in and leveling. You need a solid base, whether it's clay or crusher. At least with the crush, you can add and compact it and it won't wash out like sand.
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    Re: AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

    I have to worry about washout with it being two feet deep and backfield with dirt?

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    Re: AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

    I didn't, and I got one (divot) so you tell me! Takes a long time for that dirt to settle and pack in. I added more at least twice that summer.
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    Re: AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

    Like Casey said if you do fill in anyting use crusher. It packs like cement. At least here in PA its easy to get.
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    Re: AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

    Our pool was incorrectly installed on sand...yes even though it was buried, the sand shifted. It is better to take the time for a solid foundation than taking the easy way. It won't be easy to fix later.
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    Re: AGP Oval Install Level, 1 inch off, use sand to fix?

    Thanks for the response. Crusher it is...

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