Hi, our pool was installed last year in July, so we didn't have time to do much besides getting the pool itself up (and that was a pain, but hopefully in the past)... but I was able to get a decent backfill around the pool. Our pool/yard is at the bottom of our road, thus we receive a lot of extra water from rains. It sits in the back corner of my yard (which is flat, of course), tucked in the corner. After having a lot of rain/snow that is now melting, I am able to see where all the water is trying to go. The backfill is doing a good job diverting the water from the pool, which was the first major task I needed to complete (can't risk water getting under the pool and washing away all my sand)! My new issue however is how to better route the runoff water so that it doesn't cause everything around my pool to be completely muddy! Right on the other side of my chain link fence behind my pool is a large slope that runs into a creek. Ideally I would like my water to get to this point so it is not just settling on my flat yard around the pool. With all the being said, what can I do to make this happen and be relatively cheap too? Below are some random pictures to describe what I have been talking out above....thanks!!
Looking up at the slope I have to contend with:
Front side of pool that is doing a good job diverting water around:
Behind the pool where I would like the water to go:
Standing water starting to make its way around:
Backfill on backside of pool:
Backfill and water diverting around pool (and settling around my pump and filter which may not be good):