I am ready to start digging and grading for the install on my new 18 x 33 aboveground swimming pool and have some questions.
I will be renting and operating a bobcat or backhoe to level out the yard which has about 12* degree slope.
Do i need to compact the soil afterwards?
it is a lot of clay base,and I'm not sure if should fill in with some sand then regrade and then have masonry sand for inside the pool or what kind of other prep work I should do after digging out with the machines.
I will be installing drain tile and a french drain around the perimeter of the pool also.
Any help would be greatly appreciated .I do masonry work and plumbing so I have experience there but this is only my second pool i9nstall, the other being a 33" above ground with minimal slope.
How high is the maximum for back filling against the top slope of the pool .I have heard that no more than half the height of the pool (52"wall height) without a retaining wall of some sort.
Is that correct?