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Thread: Opinions on a concrete chain wall for AG pool

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    Opinions on a concrete chain wall for AG pool

    Preparing an the site for a 30' x 54" Pool-factory 8000 series saltwater AG pool. I have removed the grass/sod and in the area and now I'm looking at leveling the outer area and one area roughy 8 ' long is about 2-1/2" low. Everything I've read says to dig out to the lowest point and don't fill it in so it looks like I will have remove dirt from around the majority of area. I'm seriously considering pouring a small 1.5' X 3-1/2"concrete chain wall for the pools structure to rest on instead of just having concrete pads under the post and have the rails resting on the soil. I then fill inside the chain wall with Manson's sand and use a gas powered tamper to compact the base. This will also help me elevate the pool somewhat as we get quite a few heavy down pouring rains here on the Texas Gulf-coast my whole lot is relative flat an after removing the grass and sod it's slightly lower. Please share your experiences and thoughts about this plan.
    Thanks Darrin

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    Re: Opinions on a concrete chain wall for AG pool

    Welcome to TFP! I am no expert, but that sounds like a pretty good idea to me. Here is a to see if we can get more answers.
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    Re: Opinions on a concrete chain wall for AG pool

    I am not sure what a chain wall is? Are you saying pour a ring of concrete 30'(or so) in dia x 18" x 3.5" thick?
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    Re: Opinions on a concrete chain wall for AG pool

    Pretty much overkill if the ground is level.
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