We are in the beginning stages of installing our new-to-us pool. It is a 24' Artesian Echo Canyon II with 54" walls.
We have begun leveling the ground with the tractor. We have clay where it is going to be. It drains very poorly and is already squishy in spots (old trees?) that was there when we scraped away the top soil. Do we need to add anything to this to help with drainage? Should we install a french drain around the edge? It is in an area that is close to where our land naturally drains during a heavy rain.
Our plan was to level the ground, put down this heavy duty plastic sheeting that the previous owners had down, 2" minimum of sand, then liner. 12" pavers leveled with the ground under the supports and the wall track would be on the clay itself.
Any suggestions? Should we put down some kind of stone for drainage so water around the pool wall due to the poor soil drainage?