Now that the pool is up, the water is clear, and the weather is fine, I think that it's time to think about exterior site drainage. Our pool essentialy sits in a "hole". It is a 18' x 33' sitting in an area that was cleared to 22' x 37'. Being 10 feet from the house, approximately 12 inches had to be dug out of the site to accomodate a level building site. After this morning's 1 3/4 inch of rain, the pool was sitting in a pool of water! Come fall and winter I would imagine some serious frost heaving and woes that I do not want. Can anyone tell me what some of you did to afford drainage around your pool? I was thinking about a french drain around the site, but would have a tough time getting a ditch-witch around 1/2 of the pool, due to the 2 foot easement around it. Alot of the pictures that I see on the internet of swimming pools show the pool elevated from its surroundings. In reality it is the opposite. By clearing the site, your pool sits lower than anything around it. Hence prone to drainage issues.