Just signed onto the forum (been lurking for a while), looking forward to chatting about pool stuff with you guys.
First, some info, I just bought an 18 x 33 Saltwater 8000 from the Pool Factory. My plan was to bury it 2 foot, so that we could build a deck coming off the house to the pool. I will be doing the install myself. I've already owned three above ground pools, two of which, I installed. However, they were both rounds, so installing an oval will be a new experience for me.
So, yesterday, I began digging the hole for the pool, and all was going well until I got down near the two feet mark. At this point, my ground turned to a soft wet, clay sand. I'm worried that this type of soil is not going to work for a pool foundation. Apparently, at two feet, I'm very near the water table at this particular location in my yard. My questions are, has anyone on here had a similar experience, and/or does anyone have any suggestions concerning how to make this location work. We really want to install the pool in this location so we can have the deck coming off the back of the house.